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Continuing Education Framework emerges from CPS Summit

Thank you for sharing your voice!

The 2017 Community Voice Gatherings and Summit on the topic of Continuing Education for Certified Peer Specialists (CPSs) attracted people involved in peer support from across the state.

Framework for Contining Education Requirements (PDF) reflects the emerging consensus about how best to strengthen and support the ongoing work of CPSs in Massachusetts.

For more about The Transformation Center’s Community Voice initiatives click here


Video about 5K Flight!

Join us October 1st…

Our 6th Annual Fundraiser 5K Flight Peer Run/Walk for Mental Health Recovery Wellness will be held
Sunday, October 1 @ Jamaica Pond

9:30 AM – Registration/Packet Pickup
10:30 AM – Inspirational Remarks
11:00 AM – Race/Walk Start

It’s not too late to volunteer – contact Tracy at or 617-442-4111

5K Flight Registration sponsorship info and more…


Presentations by The TC at Alternatives

Find us in Boston at Alternatives 2017: Building Healing Communities Together
Friday 18th – Monday 21st

Boston Park Plaza
50 Park Plaza at Arlington St., Boston

Program & Schedule

Friday Welcoming Keynote 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (Grand Ballroom)
Creating Trauma-Informed Healing Communities, keynote address by Brenda Vezina, Director of the Central MA Recovery Learning Community  Link to keynotes

PDF to SAMHSA’s Spotlight on the Central MA RLC as a “Resilient and Trauma-Informed Community”.   Link to all six featured communities here.

Saturday Workshop 10:00am – 11:30am (Georgian Room)
Promoting Access and Inclusion in Peer Leadership with Deborah Delman, The TC’s Executive Director, presenting with Zobeida Medero, Clara Carr, La Verne Saunders, Nan Donald

Saturday Workshop 4:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Clarendon Room)
Culturally Sensitive Trauma-Informe Awareness with Thomas Brown, The TC Board Member

Saturday Caucus 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Boylston Room)
Latinos en Acción:  Un caucus para personas que identifican como latinos o hispanos led by Jacqueline Martinez, The TC’s Board President
(Latinos In Action:  A caucus for people who identify as Latino or Hispanic)

Saturday Caucus 7:00pm – 8:30pm (Exeter Room)
Ally with Deaf and Hard of Hearing with Marnie Fougere, Deaf  Recovery Project Coordinator and Minh Vo, CMRLC member

Event Calendar for registration and more info

Brenda Vezina Keynote speaker @ Alternatives

Friday August 18

Alternatives 2017, a national peer-run conference, announces Brenda Vezina, Director of the Central MA Recovery Learning Community, as a keynote speaker.  Link to keynotes

On August 18, Friday, Brenda will speak about Creating Trauma-Informed Healing Communities, an initiative recognized by SAMHSA.

PDF or website link to SAMHSA’s Spotlight on the Central MA RLC as a “Resilient and Trauma-Informed Community”.   Link to all six communities here.

The 2017 Alternatives Conference is being held in Boston at the Boston Park Plaza August 18 – 21
Event Calendar for details and registration

Ongoing & Continuing Education Surveys still open

If you missed the Summit and our Community Voice Gatherings

we invite you to contribute to our database by completing an online survey:

For CPS’s about Continuing Education Units:

For all about Ongoing Education for Peer Support:

Our June 21st Certified Peer Specialist and Peer Support Worker Summit “Creating the Path for Continuing Education Units and Ongoing Education” generated a tremendous amount of feedback and data that we are sorting out.   Look for a report of what we learned in a future “News” item…

Summit Welcome by Devin Donohoe

Hats off to Devin!

Devin Donohoe is a CPS,  member of The Transformation Center’s board of directors and peer support program manager at Clinical and Support Options.

At the closing circle of our Certified Peer Specialist and Peer Support Worker Summit held June 21st, someone asked for a copy of Devin’s welcoming words and the room broke into cheers!

Download entire speech and a taste:

In a few moments, we will begin conversations regarding the future of our profession. There will be varying opinions, some of which we agree with, some of which we may not agree with… To bring about significant change, we must continue to unify.