A New Era In Recovery Support
The REC-CAP is an innovative system for mapping the growth of recovery resources and for recovery care planning.
The logic of the REC-CAP is based on what we know about recovery pathways and journeys. First, that recovery relies on STRENGTHS AND ASSETS. Our approach is that long-term sustainable recovery requires the gradual building of personal, social and community recovery capital and that these component parts grow dynamically and iteratively – in other words, that growth in any one of these areas promotes growth in the others.
There is a second assumption here which is that recovery is a journey over time but a journey that involves two phases:
- First, the person must overcome those acute harms that prevent wellbeing – illness and disease, continued problematic substance use, offending and its consequences, family disruption, homelessness and experiencing stigma and exclusion. However, overcoming these things is only the preliminary step to starting on a recovery path.
- The second stage involves the gradual growth of strengths and wellbeing – personal resources and skills, linked to a sense of belonging and hope, identity and purpose both within the immediate social network and more broadly.
Navigational support is frequently vital to sustain resiliency during early stages of the client’s recovery journey. Navigators are peer mentors with experience living fulfilling lives in recovery. Navigators help the client to create finite, concrete goals and then mentor, monitor and measure goal achievement as clients execute their self-directed recovery plan.
Our aim is to build a mapping and measurement system that is used to gather standardized data supplemented by personal goals and uses these to review and plan for the next phase of the recovery journey.
The REC CAP: What’s Capital Got to do with Recovery?
Introduction To Recovery Capital
The Potential of the Rec Cap Program
The Recovery Capital Program Overview
Recovery Capital And My Personal Experience
What do we mean by recovery and recovery capital?
What are the key components of the Recovery Capital Program?
What does recovery capital mean at a community level?
Recovery capital as community engagement
Recovery Capital as Predictive tool for Sustained Recovery