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

Creativity, Health, Trauma and Resilience

 

The Transformation Center’s Vision Statement

A Trauma-Sensitive Peer Movement:

We envision a society that prevents violence and promotes compassion;
a society where people live from the knowledge that everyone’s individual and collective healing
and safety is possible and depends on us all.

“Trauma and the Peer Movement (PDF brochure)

Featured Video

A short documentary about the impact of trauma on our lives, featuring Dr. Rob Anda, co-researcher of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.) Study. Produced by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community, in partnership with Digital Eyes Film.   link to trailer

Opportunities and information to inspire recovery, resilience and creative responses to stress and individual or community-wide traumatic events, stress or other painful experiences.

Accessible events and outdoor activities around the state through Dept of Conservation and Recreation DCR’s Universal Access Program

The Adverse Childhood Events (ACE) A major study that correlates the high incidence of physical and psychological illnesses in adults who experienced traumatic events in childhood.

Addiction Treatment Reviews and Information

Amina and Arif  Dancing, Art, Connecting based in Gardner, MA

The Arts Factor June, 2014.  Research on how Boston’s art and culture transforms lives.

ATRIUM overview (Addiction and Trauma Recovery Integration Model)

Building Resilience to Climate Change  Nov 2016 conference materials.  Resources for building trauma-resilience.  Presenters include Sandra Bloom and Rick Hanson.  Coordinated by the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC)

Boston Art Consortium for Health – Resources and member organizations

Clutter & Hoarding

When things become too much: How to help a hoarder  Chicago Tribune

Buried Treasures Facilitator Guide Lee Shuer & Dr. Randy O. Frost

Hoarding Clinical Resource Directory MA

Hoarding Best Practice Guide

Comic Relief   Mission:  To drive positive change through the power of entertainment.

DanceintheRain-wpa.org Peer support and arts-based events and activities in Hyannis MA.

Domestic Violence resources in MA listed by towns, compiled by “Emerge” counseling and abuser education to stop domestic violence.

How could anyone ever tell you….  Self-care song and slideshow

MassParks state parks in MA

Me2/Orchestra–Boston 

Me2/ (“me, too”) is the world’s only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses and the people who support them.   Weekly rehearsals (Sept-May) Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Hope Central Church in Jamaica Plain.  New members are accepted at various points throughout the season, no audition.  caroline@me2orchestra.org for more info.

Video clips and info about documentary project “Orchestrating Change”

Blog about 2016 performances at Bridgwater and Shattuck

Michael Skinner  Healing trauma, abuse, and promoting mental health through music.

“Models for Developing Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems and Trauma-Specific Services”  Prepared by Ann Jennings, Ph.D, 2007

The National Center for Trauma Informed Care (NCTIC)

NICABM National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.  Continuing education and free resources in mind-body-spirit medicine and trauma recovery.   Directed toward providers, useful to anyone.  Including 5 Ways to Create an Anti-Depressant Brain

Opening Doors to the Arts low-cost or free arts and entertainment opportunities in Boston

Sidran Institute Traumatic stress education and advocacy

SoberNation.com/rehab/massachusetts

SoberRecovery

Starseed Healing Sanctuary  Events and Western MA retreat space in Savoy

Suicide Prevention links to coalitions across Massachusetts

Tobacco Cessation Training Center at UMASS and “Lets Make Smoking History” helpline.   More resources at MA Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program.

Trauma: Built to Break art project in Dublin featured online at The Creators Project

Tunefoolery Over 50 musicians with psychiatric conditions and disabilities who play and perform music as a way towards healing and recovery, based in Boston.

What Happened to You  A short documentary about the impact of trauma on our lives, featuring Dr. Rob Anda, co-researcher of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.) Study. Produced by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community, in partnership with Digital Eyes Film.(trailer only)

Windrush Farm  Therapeutic riding and volunteer opportunities, Andover, MA

The Yoga Tree Gardner MA