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February 2018

Criminal Justice, the Americans with Disabilities Act, People with Lived Experience

February 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
On-line Webinar, http://www.cbhknowledge.center/training-events/2016/2/24/transition-planning-empowering-families-of-transition-age-youth + Google Map
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More information/registration: https://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/criminaljustice_reg/event/event_info.html Within jails, inmates with mental illnesses tend to fare poorly, and they spend longer incarcerated than do similarly-charged individuals without mental illness. This challenge has sparked many reform efforts, but often these efforts fail to focus on the broader systemic problems that have led to this reality. This webinar will bring that systemic focus to the problem through the lens of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s integration mandate and lessons learned from systematic mental health systems reform.…

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Bedford: Information Forum: Changes to MassHealth and DMH

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburg Center, 205 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730 United States
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Starting March 1, 2018, new Accountable Care Organization or ACO health plans will be available. The new ACO health plans are groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers who come together to give care to MassHealth members. For information about the changes, click here For information about CBFS (Community Based Flexible Supports) changing to ACCS (Adult Community Clinical Services), click here Pre-registration is not required.

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Training for Young Adults with Lived Experience to Be Peer Mentors

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
YouForward Drop-in Center, 15 Union St., Suite 80
Lawrence, MA 01841 United States
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Training For Young Adults with lived experience of mental health issues who are aspiring to be Peer Mentors. Orientation Day: Wednesday, February 28th 10am-1pm Class Dates: Every Tues and Thurs March 1st – April 26th, except when noted. Location: YouForward Drop-in Center, 15 Union St. Suite 80 Entrance B in the back, Lawrence MA, 01841 Application can be found here For more information, please contact Manny Hernandez, at 781-771-1485 or ehernandez@childrensfriend.net

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Drum Circle – Framingham

February 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Framingham at CMRLC, 855 Worcester Rd – Trolley Square Plaza
Framingham, MA United States
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Every Second and Last Wednesday Drum circles, a tradition at the Central MA Recovery Learning Community MRLC, bring people together at their new location in Framingham:   855 Worcester Rd – Trolley Square Plaza Link to flyer No experience needed   Framingham RLC on Facebook

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Advisory Council for Blacks in Boston

February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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The Transformation Center, 98 Magazine Street
Roxbury, 02119 United States
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Blacks United in Recovery (BUR) is holding regular meetings for Blacks in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. 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…

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March 2018

9th Annual Community Health Worker (CHW) Conference – May 3rd

March 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton Norwood, 1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA United States
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Save the date for a conference dedicated to CHWs and CHW allies.  Professional development, networking opportunities, innovative tools to bring to your practice and program.  Registration will be in the spring. THIS CONFERENCE IS MAY 3, 2018

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Parenting Group in Arabic

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The group gives an opportunity for immigrant parents to reflect on their immigration experience, and how to manage the challenges of raising their children within a different cultural perspective.  The group is free, and we can assist with transportation, and provide a meal or childcare as well. Below is a link to the registration info and flyers.  Families can sign up online or call Iman, the facilitator, at (857) 245-6383. Flyers, Registration, Information here Thu, Mar 1, 2018, 11:00 AM –…

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Online Training: Community Building through a Healthy Equity Framework

March 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Topics: Health equity and cultural competence in a community context; developing culturally-competent approaches to community work; working across difference sectors. Register here  

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BCIL Member and Advocates Meeting

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 138 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States
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As 2018 unfolds, a host of issues are before us: * Protecting Medicaid/MassHealth from harm in Washington. * Ensuring consumer control for the PCA program. * Having a consumer voice with ACOs and One Care. * Being sure the MBTA and Ride meet our needs. * Supporting affordable and accessible housing. * Improving Medicaid (PT-1) transportation Come to plan, volunteer, organize, mobilize!

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DBSA Peer Support Group – Boston, Natick, Wareham

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, happening 12 times

Natick First Congregational Church, 2 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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DBSA-Boston at MGH/Downtown: Group meets Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Mass General Hospital in Boston. Family & friends are welcome to attend. The MGH groups meet at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care on the fourth floor, Suite 4A, in the Schiff Conference Room.   Natick 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 7:30-9pm First Congregational Church, 2 East Central St., Natick, MA 01760 Contact: Don Jessen   978-443-6803   Wareham 1st and 3rd Thursdays   6:30-7:30pm Southcoast Medical Building, 100 Rosebrook Way, Wareham, MA…

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Central Mass Area Citizens’ Legislative Breakfast

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Worcester Recovery Center & Hospital, 305 Belmont Street, K2-A2 Large Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Worcester, MA United States
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DMH will host its annual series of Citizens Legislative Breakfasts in the coming months. This is an opportunity for members of the mental health community to meet with their legislators, thank them for their support and discuss how DMH helps people with mental illnesses recover and live satisfying lives in communities of their choice. It is also an opportunity for consumers and family members to share good news and success stories about their life experiences. Sponsors: Senate President Harriette Chandler…

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