Chris Golding, CRS, CFRS, NCPRSS
Chris Golding is a person in long-term recovery from substance use. He found his recovery in the Philadelphia community after several years of treatment attempts and incarceration. As a Project Director at Unity Recovery, Chris is able to empower those he supervises with his passion for working with individuals in or seeking recovery to build recovery capital, foster and develop long-term recovery, and educate communities through awareness and outreach. He knows that recovery is not only possible: through support and engagement, it is probable. Chris believes that there are many pathways to recovery and that anybody can recover, regardless of social determinants of recovery.
Chris is highly involved in the Philadelphia recovery community and actively advocates for recovery by sharing his lived experiences within the community. He is trauma-informed, certified in CPR/AED, and trained in mental health first aid. Chris went through his Certified Recovery Specialist and Certified Family Recovery Specialist training with the Unity Recovery Training Institute curriculum, including additional training in family recovery services.
Workshop Session 1
Digital Peer Recovery Support Services for a Changing Landscape
WEconnect, Unity, and RecoveryLink have enjoyed a relationship built on collaborative partnership and mutual-aid which benefits both the people we serve and our organizations. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we worked together rapidly to launch our first digital All Recovery meeting. The online meetings grew exponentially, and we expanded our partnership with The Alano Club of Portland, Oregon as well as SOS Recovery Community Organization in New Hampshire. Today we have a thriving digital recovery community spanning the globe. We will share our learnings on delivering peer recovery support services pre-, during, and “post-” pandemic both digitally and in-person in this changing landscape.
This workshop is approved for 1-hour Renewal Credit/CEU for: IC&RC/NJ-AP Certification Board | NAADAC