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October 2017

Mass Housing Training: Fair Housing Training for All Site Staff

October 31 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Charlesview Community Center, 123 Antwerp St. Extn.
Brighton, United States
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$60.00

Housing providers, including all site staff, must comply with fair housing laws. Rights and responsibilities of fair housing laws related to onsite management practices will be discussed. Specific topics include resident interactions during application, occupancy, and termination. All protected classes with a focus on people with disabilities will also be covered. Instructor: Helena Padellaro, MassHousing Date: October 31, 2017 Time: 8:45am to 1:00pm Location: Charlesview, Josephine Fiorentino Comm. Ctr., 123 Antwerp Street Ext., Brighton Parking: Parking is open and free…

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November 2017

Weekly DBSA Support Group – Belmont

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, happening 24 times

McLean Hospital, de Marneffe Bldg Cafeteria, 115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02478 United States
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Free

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Weekly Support Group, Belmont, MA Wednesdays, 7–9 p.m. (speakers 2nd Wednesdays 7-8, group 8-9pm)   Groups include Newcomers, Depression, Mania & Bipolar, Dual Diagnosis, Family & Friends, Maintaining Stability, Open Exchange, Veterans, Women’s Issues, Working & Coping, and Young Adults   McLean Hospital, 115 Mill St., Belmont, MA de Marneffe Building cafeteria (pictured) for directions call 617-855-2000 ext. 7000   DROP-IN groups same location every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 1:30–3:30 p.m.   Contact: Barry Park…

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Mass Housing Training: Understanding Addiction

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Charlesview Community Center, 123 Antwerp St. Extn.
Brighton, United States
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$60.00

This informative training will discuss addiction and its impact on individuals with addictions as well as those affected by them. Current and emerging trends in addiction will be included along with treatment and resources. Special attention will be given to the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts that occurs in all communities. Overdose reversal, including a Narcan demonstration will be included. This course will also provide information about other drugs including designer drugs like Molly and synthetic marijuana, as well as the…

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Mass Housing Training: Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking

November 8 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
New Academy Estates, 2908 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA United States
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$60.00

Housing providers often struggle with how to help survivors. Is something happening with this resident? Why does it seem to keep happening? What can I do to help? This course is intended to provide housing professionals with a foundation for understanding and working with applicants and residents who are survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking. Participants will learn about the cycle of violence, the pattern of power and control, the impact of these traumatic experiences, and…

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Hearing: DMH Proposal to Amend Regulation for Services

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DMH Legal Office, 25 Staniford St, Boston Room
Boston, MA United States
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Free

METHOD OF COMMENT: Individuals planning to offer oral testimony on the proposed regulations mentioned above should arrive and register at the hearing site 30 minutes before their intent to testify and provide a written copy or summary of their testimony at the hearing. Written comments may be mailed to the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Mental Health, 25 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114; or submitted to e-mail address: DMH-regulations@state.ma.us <mailto:DMH-regulations@state.ma.us> NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 9, 2017. Comment Period…

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Weekly DBSA Peer Support Group – Boston

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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Free

Thursdays, 7-9pm   Schiff Conference Center Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care. 4th floor, Suite 4A Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA 02114

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Many Faces of our Mental Health (daily until Feb 11)

November 11
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 11 of the month, repeating until February 11, 2018

Museum of Science, 1 Science Park (Blue Wing, Level 2)
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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$25.00

"Many Faces of our Mental Health" shines a light on common misconceptions about mental health. It is a collaboration between the Museum and artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell, psychiatrist-scientist Dr. Bruce Cohen, and science journalist Dr. Rae Simpson. View paintings, photographs, sculptures, and videos inspired by current scientific knowledge.  The artwork by Cutrell, a local artist, reflects biology, data, and personal stories in the hope that we might gain new insights into this important topic. Boston Museum of Science is open 7…

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Listening Session re Medications

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Health Policy Commission, 50 Milk St., 8th Floor
Boston MA, 02109 United States
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Free

The commission shall investigate and study several areas including, the frequency by which patients are switched from prescription medications to other medications for non-medical reasons and without the consent or notification of the patients’ prescribing physicians.   For Flyer, click here

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Brookline Peer-to-Peer Support Class Starting

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arbour HRI, 22 Babcock St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Free

For more information: http://namimass.org/programs/nami-peer-to-peer For flyer: Fall-2017-Brookline-Peer-to-Peer What is Peer-to-Peer? NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free 11-week recovery-focused educational program for adults who wish to establish and maintain their wellness. Great value is placed on the individual experiences of each person in the class and participants are empowered and invited to share their own stories and the coping tools that have worked for them. For more information and to register please contact Judi  jmaguire@namimass.org Eliza  ewilliamson@namimass.org (617) 580-8541 Peer-to-Peer is coming…

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December 2017

Mass Housing Training: Alcohol and Drugs in Housing

December 1 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Charlesview Community Center, 123 Antwerp St. Extn.
Brighton, United States
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$85.00

Alcohol & Drugs in Housing: What to Know and What to Do (C, H) This training introduces intervention techniques for dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, including heroin and opioids, in the context of housing developments. Participants will examine how their own attitudes towards substance abuse affect the way they perceive their role as a service provider. They will learn how to recognize alcohol and drug abuse and what they can and cannot do about it, including how to stage…

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Mass Housing Training: Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault, Stalking

December 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
New Academy Estates, 2908 Washington St.
Roxbury, MA United States
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$85.00

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2013 extended protections against housing discrimination or eviction due to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault to tenants in federally assisted housing. In 2016, HUD issued the final rule in relation to the VAWA reauthorization which further outlined the responsibilities of housing providers. Additionally, in 2013 the Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed “An Act Relative to Housing Rights for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault and Stalking” which provides…

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