This one-hour course on risk management for recovery residence administrators begins with a definition of risk and a discussion of common risks in behavioral healthcare. The various types of risk are covered, as are the characteristics of risk. Risk management is identified as a five-step process, and each step is reviewed in-depth. The concepts of risk reduction, avoidance, and transfer are reviewed. Risks associated with drug addiction, mental health, and residence provision are discussed. The course wraps up with a review of how to handle specific crises which may present themselves in recovery residences.
This course is based upon material published by the Addictions Training Institute at ce-classes.com and is available as an open access article.
This course on risk management for recovery residence administrators is designed for substance abuse counselors and recovery residence administrators. This course is appropriate for beginning level practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of recovery residence risk management. The course material includes a review of crisis-specific interventions.
Authors: Addictions Training Institute, ce-classes.com
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding risk management in the context of recovery residences. Specifically, a professional will:
- Describe common risks in behavioral healthcare
- Identify the five steps in the process of risk management
- Recognize appropriate steps to take in the face of specific crises which may occur in recovery residences
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