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CHEEERS receives SAMHSA Grant to train Peers as Doulas
CHEEERS offers unique training opportunity to Arizona credentialed Peer Supports.
Under a unique and innovative program CHEEERS Recovery Center has received funding though SAMHSA’s Building Communities of Recovery Grants to provide credentialed Peer/ Recovery Supports who currently or plan to work with pregnant women with substance use disorders specialized training to become a certified Doula.
What’s a Doula?
A doula, also known as a birth companion, birth coach or post-birth supporter, is a non-medical person who assists a woman before, during, or after childbirth, to provide emotional support and physical help if needed. They also may provide support to the mother's partner and family.
CHEEERS believes that Peer Support is part of the solution to address Arizona’s Opiate and Substance Use Epidemic. Integrated Health addressing the whole person, providing support for pregnancy and recovery; it’s a win win!
This unique opportunity will provide Arizona’s Peer Recovery Specialists with training to include testing and certification costs to become a doula and work with Pregnant, Post- Partum women (and their families) who have substance use and mental health disorders.
The initial Doula Training will be provided in a 2 day class in Maricopa County as well as in Northern and Southern Arizona. Becoming a certified doula requires additional classes, providing continuous in labor support for 3 births and references from 2 mothers and the medical practitioners. CHEEERS has contracted with trainers and will assist Peers in receiving required trainings and working through the process. All fees associated with materials and classes will be covered under the grant. To learn more about the Certification process visit www.dona.org/become-a-doula/
Phoenix, Maricopa County
Friday, February 1st & Friday, February 8th , 2019
9 am – 6pm
CHEEERS Recovery Center
1950 W. Heatherbrae Drive, Suite 7
Tucson, Pima County
Friday, May 3rd & Friday, May 10th
Location, Hope Inc.
Flagstaff , Coconino County
Friday, July 12th & Friday, July 19th
9 am – 6 pm
Location to be determined
To be eligible, individuals must be credentialed peer supports in Arizona, or be a person with lived experience in recovery from substance use disorder, who is willing to become credentialed as a Peer and complete the Doula Certification as well. CHEEERS will offer both trainings under the program. Class sizes are limited to 10-12 individuals.
Please contact Lisa Zaran , Project Coordinator for Building Communities of Recovery Grant at 602-246-7607 ext. 2130 for more information and to register for the trainings.
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