Facilitator: Lisa DeVuono
IPM funded the production of Poetry as a Tool for Recovery: An Easy-to-Use Guide in Eight Sessions which follows a template based on the "Clubhouse Model" for a peer training manual utilizing poetry to enhance information and skills for wellness and recovery. Themes in the guidebook include: listening, compassion and empathy, gratitude, risk-taking, communication, forgiveness, transformation and joy.
IPM's funding supported:
the creation of the peer training manual Poetry as a Tool for Recovery: An Easy-to-Use Guide in Eight Sessions.
a print version of the facilitator’s guidebook to the 220 plus Clubhouses in the United States and Canada.
a PDF version of the guidebook available upon request to other organizations that are interested.
providing facilitator Lisa DeVuono with support to act as consultant to the Clubhouses and others who express interest in following through.
Poetry as a Tool for Recovery inspired the development of the comprehensive manual for the currently funded program, Poetry as a Tool for Wellness.