Toivo, a unique and powerful wellness initiative, offers a holistic approach to health, healing, and wellness with interactive yoga, meditation, transformative habits, mindfulness, music healing, nutrition workshops, recovery workshops, and much more. See Toivo to learn more.
For all upcoming Toivo events, classes, and workshops, see the Toivo Calendar.
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See AU Problem Gambling Coordinator Joanie Masot's "You Bet Your Life" Hartford Magazine article.
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Recovery University is a 80-hour advanced training and certification program for people who have had direct, lived experience of receiving mental health services. After successfully completing the course and passing the certification exam, graduates will be state certified as a Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) and qualified to apply for RSS jobs requiring state certification. See Recovery University.
Advocacy Education Course
AU's long-standing Advocacy Education Course is a comprehensive classroom course held 1-day a week for fourteen weeks. Focusing on human rights and self, systems, and legislative advocacy skills, the course also covers many important topics such as the Consumer Movement, the ADA, discrimination, public speaking, working with the media, and more. It is one of the most comprehensive education courses in the nation for people in recovery. See Advocacy Education Course for complete information.
Young Adult Initiatives
AU's support for young adults includes the Young Adult “Super Advocate” Program and Join Rise Be. “Super Advocates” is an advocacy training course designed specifically for young adults in recovery to make a difference by spreading the message of recovery through advocacy and peer support. Join Rise Be is a peer-run, grassroots, recovery initiative that is dedicated to making the opportunity of recovery available to all young people within Connecticut by sharing its experiences to influence change at the local, regional, and state levels. For more information about both, see Young Adult Initiatives.
Online Self-Study Courses
Online courses and tutorials available anytime, anywhere! Advocacy Unlimited's online self-study courses are open to all our website visitors and offered at no cost. Courses include an overview of the ADA, a guide to Legislative Testimony, and an introduction to Cultural Competency, as well as several tutorials on a number of topics, including computer skills. See Online Courses.