Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery seeks to develop a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC) to ensure that an appropriate mix of substance use disorder services and recovery supports for youth, adults and families is available and accessible throughout the state. Moving from the current acute care model to a chronic care approach requires the entire system to embrace a recovery management approach to support those affected by substance use disorders (SUDs) and to expand the current continuum of care.

IDHS/DASA participated in a Policy Academy with several partners to develop a shared vision and settle on some preliminary goals. Representatives were from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) and Division of Mental Health (DMH), Gift of Voice, the Illinois Certification Board (ICB), Governors State University, the Illinois Family Resource Center, Recovery Education for Families, and the Illinois Association of Extended Care. This group includes several persons with lived experience and involved consultants who have helped design ROSCs in other states. After the Policy Academy, this group formed a Steering Committee to guide the process presenting these ideas for feedback throughout the state in order to build consensus around the ROSC concept in Illinois.

Several opportunities are available for stakeholders to get involved and will be posted here. If you are interested in participating in development of the Illinois ROSC, please contact Carolyn Hartfield at Carolyn.Hartfield@illinois.gov

What is Recovery?

  • A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. (SAMHSA working definition)
  • Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life. (ATR Approaches to ROSC)

Vision

  • People can and do recover
  • Individuals and families determine the supports and services they need.
  • Services and supports are continuous, cohesive across different phases of care and are coordinated across the various agencies involved in their delivery.
  • Support of recovery is a community responsibility and value.
  • There is inherent flexibility in the system so it can be responsive to different pathways to recovery.
  • Measuring quality and outcomes is a system priority.

Values

  • Recognize the right of a person to direct their own recovery and that there are many models of, and paths to, recovery
  • Operate with integrity and a sense of personal responsibility
  • Include the "voice" of peers, family members, and the community in planning and decision-making
  • Implement programs with competency and good stewardship
  • Empower individuals and families
  • Embrace cultural diversity

Goals

  • Building a culture that builds and nurtures recovery
  • Building capacity and infrastructure to support a recovery-oriented system of care
  • Developing commitment to implement and sustain a recovery-oriented system of care

These goals are expanded upon in the Illinois ROSC Action Plan (pdf) and the March 2018 ROSC Summit (pdf).

Professional Certification:

The table below shows credentialing information for Recovery Support Professionals (pdf). For more information, including how to apply, visit the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, and click on "Credentialing/Credentialing Forms" at the top.

Board

Certification

Level 

Degree  

Hours of

Training/

Education  

Supervised Practical Experience   Work Experience Required Examination
CPRS

High School

Or

GED

100 clock hours, total

40 hours* CPRS Specific

16 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility

44 hours Core Functions

(Must include 5 hours specific to family and 5 hours specific to youth)

100 clock hours of supervision received in the CPRS Domains

2000 hours

(One Year)

Successful score on the

IC&RC

Peer Recovery

Examination

CRSS

High School

Or

GED

100 clock hours

40 hours* CRSS Specific

6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility

54 hours Core Functions

100 clock hours of supervision received in the CRSS Domains

2000 hours

(One Year)

Successful score on the CRSS Examination
CVSS

High School

Or

GED

100 clock hours

60 hours* CVSS Specific

(Minimum of 10 hours in each Domain*)

6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility

34 hours Topic Areas**

(Minimum of 2 hours in each topic area)

100 clock hours of supervision received in the CVSS Domains

(Minimum of 10 hours in each domain)

2000 hours

(One Year)

Successful score on the CVSS Examination
CFPP

High School

Or

GED

100 clock hours

40 hours*CFPP Specific

6 hours Professional Ethics and Responsibility

54 hours Core Functions

100 clock hours of supervision received in the CFPP Domains

2000 hours

(One Year)

Successful score on the CFPP Written Examination
NCRS

High School

Or

GED

60 Hours 75 Hours

1000 hours of work experience or

2000 hours of volunteer experience

Successful score on the NCRS Examination

ROSC Concept Paper

This ROSC Concept Paper (pdf) is a working document, provided by IDHS/SUPR to reflect current progress toward a recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC).

Recovery Home & Oxford House Directory

Resources

Recovery Housing Environmental Scan (pdf)

William White Papers

Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Board

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration- Overview of Recovery and Recovery Support

Recovery Coach Training Program at Governors State University

SAMHSA- Peer Recovery Services (pdf)