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Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery (APPR) is a self-directed recovery and wellness program designed to promote personal health, awareness, and life transformation. In APPR groups, individuals learn more about APPR and how to complete their own plan from trained APPR facilitators, who share self-help concepts, skills, and strategies.

While originally designed for individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders, APPR is a valuable learning experience for all seeking a more manageable life.

For further information about APPR or Trainer of Trainers/Facilitator trainings, contact Jessica Daggett, Vocal Virginia's Education Program Director.

APPR Groups

Intended to introduce individuals to the APPR program, APPR groups nurture a supportive and informative environment in which individuals can create their own APPR plan. The number and length of sessions vary by group and are held in communities and agencies throughout Virginia.

This 3-day training prepares participants to facilitate APPR groups at their workplace, in the community, or wherever needed. The training explores the APPR plan itself, APPR values and ethics, and facilitator skills. It also incorporates facilitation practice and feedback.

This 2-day training prepares certified APPR facilitators to train individuals in the facilitation of APPR groups. Vocal Virginia is the sole sponsor of these trainings, which involves a vetted application process to ensure ToTs will actively conduct trainings in their workplaces and communities.

These materials were developed by Vocal Virginia under Subrecipient Funding Agreement Numbers: 002850103, 839500109, and 853490134 from Virginia’s Office of Recovery Services, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (ORS-DBHDS). The content is based on the Action Plan for Prevention and Recovery prepared by Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D., for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under contract number 99M005957.

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