Peer Recovery Support Series, Part 3: Inclusive Outreach for Beginners - How to Create More Diverse Spaces in the Recovery Community

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Recorded on Thursday, April 27, 2023 

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This presentation is intended to be a practical resource for professionals and peers engaged in community-based substance use recovery work. It is directed at organizations and individuals who are newer to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities and practices. In this presentation, participants will learn how to create more welcoming and respectful spaces for Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) who are in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use disorder.


Saraiha Sampson, BS, is the National Program Director for Young People in Recovery and its former California Program Manager. At YPR, Sampson oversees life-skills programs and implementation; facilitates DEI initiatives and trainings; and in her prior role, provided oversight for a team of 16 chapter leads in California. She is a former project leader and corps member at City Year Los Angeles and City Year Kansas City. She has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Administration at California State University-Fullerton.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe diversity as a strength that will enrich the recovery movement as a whole, in addition to improving the lives of the individuals who are accessing services.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the different stages of the cultural competency continuum and how to take action to achieve organizational change.
  • Participants will be able to identify tools that recovery organizations can use to create effective and inclusive outreach plans to increase engagement with and involvement within diverse communities.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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