National Recovery to Practice Initiative

NYAPRS is proud to be an implementation partner with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Development Services Group (DSG) for the Recovery to Practice Initiative.

The Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative is a 5-year project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Office of the Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, to translate the vision of recovery into the concrete and everyday practice of mental health professionals of all disciplines. Under the guidance of a national steering committee made up of a wide variety of individuals with diverse life experiences, professional training, and expertise, this initiative brings together what is already known by consumers, practitioners, and researchers about mental health recovery along with a wealth of information about what practices appear to be most effective in promoting and sustaining recovery from across the country.

The RTP initiative furthers SAMHSA's commitment to promoting mental health recovery via the priority area of workforce development and by developing and disseminating training strategies for these disciplines based on the 10 key recovery concepts and principles described in SAMHSA's 2006 National Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery. Through these efforts, SAMHSA is helping recovery to transform mental health practice nationwide.

The RTP Initiative centers on two complementary components:

  1. Creating a RTP Recovery Resource Center for mental health professionals complete with Web-based and print materials, training, and technical assistance for professionals engaged in the transformation process;

  2. Creating and disseminating recovery-oriented training materials for each of the major mental health professions 

Based on these two major components, the RTP Initiative aims to foster a better understanding of recovery, recovery-oriented practices, and the roles of the various professions in promoting recovery. For access to all of the great resources available through the Recovery to Practice Initiative, visit the Recovery to Practice Resource Center online.