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The Jefferson and Berkeley County Health Departments are sponsoring a Recovery Coach Academy in Martinsburg, August 28th to September 1, 2017. 

What is A Recovery Coach?

Anyone interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. Recovery Coaching is a self-directed, strengths based model that empowers the recoveree to understand that recovery is possible. 
Recovery Coach Academy is a five-day training to train individuals to be Recovery Coaches. The training will be held August 28 – Sept 1, 2017 from 9 AM – 4:30 PM at the Berkeley County Health Department, 122 Waverly Court Martinsburg WV 25403. Lunch will be on your own.

To apply for the academy, complete the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5CCDV7P

Thanks to funding from the Eastern WV Community Foundation, there is no cost to students for this course. In order to take the class the person has to have a desire to help people find recovery, they do not have to be in Recovery from addiction. If you have questions about the training, email david.didden@wv.gov or call the Jefferson County Health Department at 304-728-8416.