SOS Trainings

Take all of the educational requirements for the CRSW credential in NH in approximately one month.
SOS Advanced CRSW series:

Five classes and 65 hours of education.  All for the low price of  $575

Discounted rates available by application reducing price to as little as $80

Email Eileen at elawton@sosorco.org

Art & Science of Peer-Assisted Recovery 

Ethical Considerations for Peer-Assisted Recovery 

SOS Suicide Prevention for Peer-Assisted Recovery 

SOS HIV, AIDS & Hepatitis Prevention for Peer-Assisted Recovery 

Motivational Interviewing: The Basics Motivational Interviewing

Co-occurring Disorders in PAR

What Is the art and science of peer-assisted recovery?

This 5 day, 30-hour evidence informed highly interactive training is available on Zoom or in-person. Designed as a process of personal transformation to understand peer assisted recovery supports. It will test personal and recovery community norms we have come to understand in the last 20 years of assisted recovery supports and services. This is the latest and most modern and current curriculum around peer-assisted supports and recovery that will transform how we approach our peers, and more importantly, how we truly meet them where they are at and empower them in finding and maintaining recovery.

What Is Ethical considerations in peer assisted Recovery?

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of differing ethical standards give the location of service delivery (Federally Qualified Health Centers, jails/prisons, hospitals/emergency settings, recovery community organizations, etc.). The training will rely on presentations, exercises and experiential learning techniques. The curriculum development was funded in part by Kennebunk Savings Bank.


What Is Suicide prevention for peer assisted Recovery?

Suicide Prevention for peer assisted recovery focuses on prevention and intervention training using key strategies from evidenced based national suicide prevention and intervention strategies. This class focuses on stigma and recovery community strategies that promote community wide responses to suicide prevention. This program is open to all peer recovery coaches and recovery support workers.


What Is Motivational Interviewing: the basics for peer assisted Recovery?

“Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.”
~ Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller, Sheffield, UK Oct 2011

This training is an online zoom modified version of our two-day training broken up over 4 days now to allow time to practice while receiving an interactive online introduction to the evidence-based clinical  method of Motivational Interviewing, an effective approach in the care of working in peer-assisted recovery supports. This class will provide recovery specialists and participants with an opportunity to explore creative ways of integrating these approaches. Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, evidence-based, directive method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. After orientation to the underlying spirit, structure, and principles of Motivational Interviewing, practical exercises will help participants strengthen empathy skills, recognize and elicit patient change talk, and roll with resistance.


What Is Aids, hiv & hepatitis prevention for peer assisted Recovery?

In this training, peers will

  • Understand and differentiate between myths and facts about transmission of HIV and AIDS.
  • Understand different testing methods and windows related to HIV infection and AIDS.
  • Understand relationships between HIV, STI’s, people who inject drugs, poverty and marginalized populations.
  • Understand prevention strategies for HIV and Hepatitis.
  •  Define and understand Hepatitis and each of the 5 types.
  • Learn prevention strategies and treatment options for Hepatitis.
  • Take a deeper dive into harm reduction strategies including syringe service programs and an introduction to safe injection facilities.
  • Learn about stigma and language and the impact on individuals who are infected with HIV and Hepatitis.

Rochester Center hours


Dover 9-5 • Rochester 9-5 • Hampton 9-5