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COVID-Minds Website

Source: COVID-Minds Network

The COVID-Minds website provides updates on the development of COVID-19 studies throughout the world, promotes international collaboration of data analysis to understand the mental health effects of COVID-19 in different cultural contexts, and cultural differences, and disseminates findings from COVID-19-related mental health research.

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Peer Support Toolkit

Source: City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, Achara Consulting, Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health

This interactive toolkit is intended to support organizations that are hiring (or planning to hire) peers into new support roles. The toolkit discusses considerations for preparing the organizational culture for adding peer support services, recruiting and hiring peer staff, creating effective service delivery of peer support services, and supporting, supervising, and retaining peer staff.

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Principles of Harm Reduction

Source: National Harm Reduction Coalition

This educational resource provides a 2-page description of the principles of harm reduction. The handout outlines 8 key ideas that are key to the harm reduction practice, and discusses key concepts in understanding the risk, mindset, and setting that can be considered when understanding what might promote or reduce risk for an individual.

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Navigating Treatment and Addiction: A Guide for Families

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

This educational resource provides families that are navigating addiction and treatment of substance use disorders with information regarding treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips.

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Connections App

Source: Addiction Policy Forum and CHESS Health

This free smartphone app is designed to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder.

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Connections App: Full Explainer

Source: Addiction Policy Forum & CHESS Health

This video gives a thorough introduction to the Connections App, a free smartphone app designed to support individuals in recovery from substance use disorder.

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Recovery Community Organization Toolkit

Source: Faces and Voices of Recovery

This toolkit discusses core principles and strategies for creating a recovery community organization, as well as providing examples of the development of existing recovery community organizations.

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Colorado’s Statewide Strategic Plan for Substance Use Disorder Recovery: 2020-2015

Source: Colorado Health Institute et. Al.

Colorado’s statewide strategic plan for substance use disorder recovery for 2020-2025 was developed after a review of the literature on evidence-based and promising practices in recovery and consultation with an advisory committee and stakeholder engagement meetings. The report defines and describes recovery as part of the continuum of care and outlines 3 objectives for building up Colorado’s capacity to support recovery:

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Recovery: Community Programs

Recovery organizations have increasingly been focused on engaging their communities to create recovery supportive environments. This collection features the following resources highlighting community programs:

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