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The Invitation to Change: A Short Guide is a practical guide to the 9 core topics of the Invitation to Change Approach, the helping approach at the core of everything we do.

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Level 1 Certification

In the Invitation to Change Approach

Join our Level 1 Invitation to Change community in this 12-Hour, 6-week training.


Jul 27, 2022 - Sep 7, 2022
5 p.m. EST (see full schedule below)


Online - Zoom
(info emailed upon registration)


Anyone who has attended a 16-hour Invitation to Change training and received a Certificate of Completion.
(Not sure if you qualify? Contact us!)


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ITC Certification

Level 1 Certification

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Join us for 6 weeks of Invitation to Change training and join our Level 1 community! Learn how to use the ITC in different settings, including running community groups, and gain a deeper proficiency in explaining these concepts to others.

Our Level 1 community is made up of professionals and family members who are changing the conversation around addiction. They are leading groups, bringing the ITC into their recovery work, and advocating locally for more compassionate approaches to substance use (among many other things!).


Level 1 Certification gives you access to the following:

• Monthly support meetings with FFC trainers and other members of the Level 1 community.

• Access to our Level 1 Facebook group, where we regularly share resources and hold discussions about the Invitation to Change

• Connection to other community members for collaboration, support, and continued learning.

• Access to our ever-growing resource library, including flyers, presentations, information sheets, and research articles.

• Use of our group leader materials, including a complete, 15-session curriculum for leading ITC-based groups.

• The ability to share information about your ITC-based group in our Community Groups Directory.

The 12 training hours consist of:

One 4-hour training on leading ITC-based community groups. 

One 4-hour training on additional applications of the ITC, with a focus on explaining ITC concepts to others. 

Four 1-hour support sessions with your trainers, where you will discuss the challenges and insights that may come up as you incorporate the ITC into your helping work. 


Group Applications of the ITC : Wednesday, July 27th, 5-9 PM EST

Additional Applications of the ITC : Wednesday, August 3rd, 5-9 PM EST

Support Session 1 : Wednesday, August 17th, 5-6 PM EST

Support Session 2 : Wednesday, August 24th, 5-6 PM EST

Support Session 3 : Wednesday, August 31st, 5-6 PM EST

Support Session 4 : Wednesday, September 7th, 5-6 PM EST

To receive Level 1 Certification in the ITC, you must first attend a full, 16-hour training hosted (or co-hosted) by our organization. See upcoming 16-hour workshops here.

At the end of a 16-hour workshop, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which allows you to attend this Level 1 Certification training.

Unsure whether you have a Certificate of Completion? Contact us

Those who complete our Level 1 training will receive a complete, 15-session curriculum that anyone can use to lead a community group in the Invitation to Change Approach. 

• Our sample curriculum can be used as is, or adapted to your needs. It has built-in flexibility for you to adjust the length, frequency, and number of sessions, and you can combine it with other approaches (i.e. SMART Recovery) or add your own spin. 

• Each topic-focused session includes a sample meeting agenda, an introductory reading on an ITC topic, and a worksheet or group exercise. 

• We also offer access to our resource library, which includes sample group rules, meditations, flyers, and other useful materials for starting and running community groups. 

• You will also gain access to our digital surveys, which are managed by CMC:FFC. If you help us collect anonymous feedback from your members, our team will provide you with outcomes to help you gain insight on how your group members are benefiting from the group. 



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