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CPS & Peer Support Worker Education Forum II

Waitlist for June 19 Forum

Keeping Up with New Knowledge in Peer Support and Recovery Forum II

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Massachusetts CPSs and peer support workers coming together to ensure the integrity of peer support ongoing and continuing education

Please register for our WAITLIST if you are interested in attending this event.

Anyone on the waiting list will be invited to our Summer Forum, look for more information at the end of June.

Edwards House Meeting Retreat Center, Framingham, MA
Tuesday, June 19
Forum 10:00am – 3:00pm (registration & refreshments 9:00am)

Location is wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreters and CART are CONFIRMED

More at Community Voice 

Monday, May 21st – Peer Workforce & Integrated Health Care

Deborah Delman joins panel May 21st

The Peer Workforce and Integrated Health Care

This DMH Metro Boston Area “May is Mental Health Month” event features an afternoon panel of those who have devoted themselves to the success of the Massachusetts peer workforce, including The Transformation Center’s Executive Director, Deborah Delman.

A morning panel features administrators, including Stephanie Brown from MassHealth.

Flyer and Registration (register by May 11)

Registration still open! May 8 CVG in South Hadley

Tuesday, May 8

Join us for the 2018 Community Voice Gathering in Western MA!
South Hadley Public Library
2 Canal Street

9:30 Registration, 10:00-3:00 Gathering, lunch provided

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Registration (this is an interactive gathering, space limited to the first 45 who register)

Enjoy and strengthen the peer support during Mental Health Month

More about The Transformation Center’s Community Voice Initiative

“Complimentary Practices for Wellness” Panel April 25th

“Integrating Mindfulness and Medicine: Complementary Practices for Wellness”

Valeria Chambers, Community Voice Policy & Research Coordinator, will share her experience of using complementary paths to wellness as part of the panel at MBHP’s Recovery Forum

April 25 at the Best Western Hotel, Marlborough

Registration is REQUIRED https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RecoveryForum2018

Details on the Flyer and statewide calendar of Events

MassPRA Honors Marnie Fougere

Congratulations Marnie!

The Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (MassPRA) has chosen Marnie Fougere, Deaf Recovery Project Coordinator at The TC, to receive the 2018 Isaiah Uliss Advocacy Award.

This award honors Marnie’s lifetime work in the Deaf community on behalf of those who also have a mental health conditions.

The ceremony is being held at MassPRA’s annual meeting April 9, registration is closed.

About MassPRA and their annual conference in October (link)

MA Leadership Academy 2018 “Bridging Our Networks”

March 20, 21, 22

The Silos Within:  Bridging our Network to Create Deep Connections, Leadership, and Stronger Allies

The 2018 Massachusetts Leadership Academy (MLA) explores how to bridge the gaps between the mental health community and the physical disability community.   People who identify with both of these groups and are interested in advocacy are encouraged to apply.

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Link to online application DEADLINE to apply March 9

The MLA is a 3-day retreat where we gather to develop our personal leadership skills, learn about the mental health recovery movement, and learn how to advocate for change through the power of peer support.  By bringing people together across a spectrum of abilities and struggles, we hope to weave a strong web of resource and allies to improve our lives.

About the location:
The UMASS Lowell Conference Center Inn
https://www.acc-umlinnandconferencecenter.com/
50 Warren Street | Lowell, MA 01852

Contact us or assistance with the application or for more information:
MLA@transformation-center.org
617-442-4111

Black in Boston Interested in Mental Health & Healing?

Wednesday February 14th & 28th

Blacks United in Recovery (BUR) is holding regular meetings for Blacks in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.  Come to The Transformation Center February 14 1:30 – 4:30 and/or February 28

Consider joining our Advisory Council to help decision-makers better understand what people need and want to improve their mental health and improve access to healthcare services that work. Participants attending a meeting once each month will receive a $20 VISA gift card.

IF you are Black in Dorchester, Roxbury or Mattapan and concerned about healthcare and policy (as a community leader, a person with lived experience of recovery from mental health issues, trauma or addiction or a friend or family member of someone with lived experience) YOU are invited to join healthcare researchers and policy makers to affect change in healthcare practices and public policy for both providers and people served.

The Advisory Council is funded by a grant from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. For a description of the project go to PCORI link. The grant helps The Transformation Center support Blacks to consider their needs and explore research questions that could make a difference to their local communities.