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Overview 

1.    Project Background and Description

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health awarded six Recovery to Practice (RTP) grants to coordinate the dissemination of the RTP curricula across six behavioral health professions (Psychiatric Nurses, Certified Peer Specialists, Psychiatrists, Addiction Professionals, Social Workers, and Psychologists).  UNT was awarded the grant to infuse this content into the community of Addiction Professionals.  It is a four-year project that will develop training and provide technical support to bring the vision of recovery into the day-to-day practice of addiction professionals. 

2.    Project Scope

RTP Champions agree to advance RTP practices within their own practice, their organization, and their community of addiction professionals.  This includes participation in “Train-the-Trainer” instruction, provision of training to local entities, and involvement in the RTP Addiction Professional Community of Practice.

3.    Requirements

RTP Champions must be a practicing addiction professional or a peer recovery support specialist. 

They must have the following:

  • Availability to travel to one face-to-face training conducted within the state
  • Sufficient technical skills and access to internet to allow for participation in Blackboard courses as well as the RTP Community of Practice
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct face-to-face training 
  • Strong network within the addiction professional community
  • Successful completion of the Train-the-Trainer curriculum
  • Deliver at least one (1) face-to-face training
  • Involvement in advocacy for RTP at the local and state level
  • Collection of data as required by the evaluation plan
  • Active participation in the RTP Community of Practice

4.    Deliverables

  • Successful completion of the train-the-trainer curriculum
  • Deliver at least one (1) face-to-face training within a one (1) year timeframe
  • Involvement in advocacy for RTP at the local and state level
  • Collection of data as required by the evaluation plan
  • Active participation in the RTP Community of Practice

5.    Implementation Plan

Participation and completion of the course is required in order to become a Trainer.  At the end of the course, participants will be qualified to begin training other addiction professionals in RTP practices using the provided curriculum.

6.    Timeline/Schedule

All new trainers will be asked to fulfill their commitment of providing at least one (1) training session in a one (1) year timeframe. 

7.    Awards

The UNT RTP plans to award 25 RTP Champions; 20 addiction professionals as well as 5 peer recovery support specialists.  The program will make every effort to award one champion per region.

8.    Application Procedure

To apply to become an RTP Champion, please complete a short self-statement (500 words) describing why you would be a good fit for this opportunity.  Please address your background in RTP, availability to travel, technical skills, training experience and network of professionals.  Deadline to apply for this opportunity is November 4, 2016.  RTP Champions will be notified by November 11, 2016.  Required training will be December 12-13, 2016 in Dallas, TX.

PLEASE SEND ALL CORRESPONDENCE TO: shana.cole@unt.edu.   

Statement
I understand that if selected for this opportunity, I will be required to: 1. Travel to one face-to-face training conducted within the state 2. Demonstrate sufficient technical skills and access to the internet to allow for participation in Blackboard courses as well as the RTP Community of Practice 3. Be available to coordinate and conduct face-to-face training 4. Utilize my network within the addiction professional community