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October 2017

Last Day to Register for MassPRA Conference

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA United States
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October 3rd is the last day to register for the MassPRA Conference.  See October 24 and 25 for details about the conference. To Register: www.masspra.org

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Mass Housing Training: Screening and Tenant Selection

October 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Colonial Estates, 1 Beacon Circle
Springfield, MA United States
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$85.00

What is eligibility? What is suitability? A TSP? What are mitigating circumstances? What does HUD’s recent guidance on criminal backgrounds mean? What can managers ask about criminal, drug and alcohol history? What are preferences? What evidence can applicants provide to counteract a negative tenancy history, criminal background or poor credit? Housing providers must follow certain requirements when screening applicants while balancing fair consideration of the individual applicant and the possible negative consequences for the development as a whole if a…

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Hoarding Task Force Hoarding Conference

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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$85

The Western Massachusetts Hoarding Task Force will be hosting a conference to educate the community about addressing and supporting individuals with Hoarding Disorder. Leading educators in the field will provide the latest clinical developments in the diagnosis and treatment of hoarding disorder.  Attendees will learn about peer support and recovery from people living with hoarding disorder by experienced peer advocates and trainers.  We will explore ways to maintain housing stability including harm reduction efforts to meet building code, and reasonable accommodations…

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15th Annual Mass Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Conference & Institutes

October 24 @ 8:30 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA United States
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MassPRA is a collective of individuals and organizations, including people in recovery, families, providers, funders, trainers and researchers, promoting full access to the highest quality psychiatric rehabilitation services in support of wellness and recovery. MassPRA is a chapter of the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. Last day to register is October 3 www.masspra.org

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Mass Housing Training: HUD’s Occupancy Handbook

October 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Colonial Estates, 1 Beacon Circle
Springfield, MA United States
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$85.00

What is the Occupancy Handbook? How is it organized? Why is it so important? Why is it so enormous?! This workshop will provide a framework for understanding various types of HUD multifamily housing programs. Participants will learn about HUD’s directive system while spending significant time on the contents of HUD’s Multifamily Housing Handbook, the 4350.3 Rev‐1. Topics covered include tenant selection eligibility and suitability requirements, rent calculations, the recertification process, interim certifications, the Enterprise Income Verification System and the lease.…

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Mass Rehab: Innovation, Technology and Employment

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West
Marlborough, MA United States
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Free

Join over 300 guests for this experiential conference where you will learn about and experience the technology and innovation through speakers and a variety of exhibits including an adapted van used in teaching individuals with disabilities to drive; medical and technical devices, and robotics that are transforming workplaces for everyone. Technology and Innovation inherent in Universal design is transforming lives in workplaces for everyone including persons with disabilities. Tuesday, October 31st: 9 am - 3 pm *Registration/Networking: 8 am -…

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November 2017

Alternatives to Suicide Facilitator Training

November 8 @ 8:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 3 Canal St.
South Hadley, MA United States
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The Alternatives to Suicide approach focuses on the great (often healing and cathartic) value found in creating space to talk about thoughts of death and suicide, as well as other taboo topics. Applications are required and accepted until October 10. You can find an application HERE.  

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Mass Housing Training: Rent Calculation

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Colonial Estates, 1 Beacon Circle
Springfield, MA United States
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$60.00

What is considered income? How is rent calculated? How can increases in income effect rent? Rents in affordable housing are calculated in a number of different ways depending on the financing and subsidy of a particular development or unit. Residents and clients often approach the resident services coordinator and/or service provider with questions about how their rent is calculated. This course is meant to provide the background, tools and knowledge to ensure accurate answers and help that actually helps! Instructor:…

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December 2017

Hearing Voices Group Facilitator Training

December 12 @ 9:30 am - December 15 @ 4:30 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 3 Canal St.
South Hadley, MA United States
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Free

Join Caroline Mazel-Carlton and Marty Hadge for this four-day Hearing Voices Group Facilitator training. Learn the history and foundation of the Hearing Voices approach, as well as the fundamental components and pieces involved in facilitating an effective Hearing Voices group! Applications are required and accepted until November 10. You can find an application HERE  

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