Transformation Center


Voicing lived experience...Generating mental health wellness through community, policy, training and peer support

Systems Change

Technical assistance, research and advocacy organizations committed to increasing access to peer support and improving services.  


 “How to Change the World” visual infograph bottom of page from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Acronyms commonly used in MA policy reports and meetings

Echo through the Fog comic blob by Cordelia “How to call your reps when you have social anxiety”

Within Massachusetts

  • Coalitions in MA a project of DPH and the Community Health Training Institute
  • PAIMI in MA (national program of Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
  • M-POWER  Grassroots advocacy in Massachusetts “Nothing about us without us”
  • NAMI Mass (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts)

“Jonathan Delman:  Participatory Action Research” 2 1/2 min video

Beyond Massachusetts

  • The Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) study is a major study that correlates the high incidence of physical and psychological illnesses in adults who experienced traumatic events in childhood.
  • INAPS – International Association of Peer Supporters
  • Intentional Peer Support (IPS)  Training program and materials developed by Shery Mead to build conscious, mutual relationships and to change the dynamics of power in society.
  • NARPA – National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
  • NIATx Based at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS).  Training that facilitates peer networking and provides research, case studies, and tools that encourage use of a process improvement model  (former acronym for the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment)
  • NYAPRS  New York Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
  • Psychiatric Drug Information by Peter Breggin, MD.   Dr. Breggin has been called “The Conscience of Psychiatry” for his many decades of successful efforts to reform the mental health field. His scientific and educational work has provided the foundation for modern criticism of psychiatric drugs and ECT, and promotes more caring and effective therapies.
  • SAMHSA – Substance Abuse/Mental Health Services Administration programs and campaigns