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Building Digital Equity in the Workforce

Featuring voices across the spectrum of digital skill development

This year, we were excited to continue our annual Working Recovery series in celebration of both National Recovery Month and National Workforce Development Month with a virtual panel discussionon Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Featuring voices from every level of workforce development to join the conversation, our panelists included a national expert, an employer, a job trainer, and an individual in recovery entering the workforce. This panel’s expertise and lived experience will help you better understand the importance of supporting the recovery community in digital skill development.

National Skills Coalition Policy Analyst, Caroline Treschitta, presented an overview of the importance of digital skills training for individuals entering the workforce before the panel discussion. You can find a copy of her presentation here.

If you were not able to join us live, click here to view the recording.

Panelists and guests shared a number of resources that you or your organization may find helpful as you continue to support your communities and help others expand their digital skills:

How to Build Recovery Capital

Connecting Real Lives to the Concept

Last year, we hosted our annual Working Recovery series in celebration of both Labor Day and National Recovery Month on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. This webinar featured a panel of experts who shared their lived experience building recovery capital for themselves and others. Guests learned what recovery capital is, the components that make up an individual’s recovery capital, and how to better support individuals in the community.

If you didn’t get a chance to join us live, click here to watch the recording! You can also find helpful tools and resources to support you and your organization as you broaden your understanding of recovery capital.

Panelists and guests shared a number of resources that you or your organization may find helpful as you continue to support your communities and help others build their own recovery capital:

WORKING RECOVERY: 2021 Symposium
Why Employment is Pivotal to Sustained Addiction Recovery

This virtual symposium held on September 14, 2021 explored employment as an essential tool for recovery from substance use, and as a key support to sustaining long-term recovery.

Discover concrete ideas, resources and examples to begin using employment as a recovery tool, and building a high-quality, recovery-oriented workforce development program. View videos, slides, and other tools below, or check out this Facebook Live with AHP’s Kristen King and ATR Project Director, Rebecca Starr, as they discuss why employment makes such a difference for individuals in long-term recovery.

Israel Rosa, 2020 ATR Graduate

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ANSWERING THE WHY: What Does the Research Say about the Importance of Employment to Recovery?

Learn from international scholars why employment is so vital to the addiction recovery process. 

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BANDING TOGETHER: Cross Systems Collaboration is Key

Leaders discuss how working with people in recovery has encouraged them to adapt their respective organizations.

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RALLY EMPLOYERS: Now is the Time to Advance “Recovery Ready” Workplaces

This presentation outlines the philosophy, policies, and practices that make a workplace “recovery ready.” 

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WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT: A Groundbreaking Approach — the ATR Model for Customized Employment Supports for People with Substance Use Disorders

Learn about ATR’s unique model that is revolutionizing on-ramps to employment and enhancing recovery progress for this population.

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CALL TO ACTION: Next Steps to Carry Us Forward

Review key takeaways and recommendations from all prior panels, focusing on recommendations at the individual, program, and policy levels of our work.

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This virtual symposium, WORKING RECOVERY, is sponsored by Massachusetts Access to Recovery (ATR), a project of Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP), and funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS).