Coming Soon: New England School of Addiction & Prevention Studies (June 5-8)

Publication Date: May 30, 2023
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Here at the New England MHTTC, along with the entire MHTTC Network, we are recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month in May. We also acknowledge Maternal, Children, and Older Adult Mental Health Awareness and Prevention Week along with Asian Pacific American Heritage, Haitian Heritage, and Jewish American Heritage Months.


Check out events and resources from throughout the MHTTC Network.


June 5-8

New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies: Summer School

54th Annual New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, Worcester State University, MA – June 5 – 8, 2023 – Hybrid – Face-To-Face and Virtual Options for Attendance


The New England School of Addiction and Prevention Studies, commonly called Summer School, is an intensive 4-day learning experience to further knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance use disorder services. For over 50 years, participants from many disciplines have come together to form a unique, diverse learning community. 
This year will be our first hybrid program! Due to the demand for intensive Summer School program online, we are happy to also offer a live virtual program.


  • Select from many intensive courses from across the continuum of treatment, prevention, and recovery. 
  • Virtual courses will take place live by videoconference, allowing for course group work and interaction. 
  • In addition to courses: plenary sessions, community, and more! 
  • Options are available to attend the full program, or any number of days. 
  • Earn up to 28 Contact Hours during the week.


This event is hosted by AdCare Educational Institute of New England. New England MHTTC is proud to be a regional workforce development partner--visit us at our exhibit table!

Join us on Monday, June 5 - Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 9 AM - 5 PM ET.

Register Here!


June 21

Supporting the Mental Health of Transgender People

Transgender people experience higher levels of depression, anxiety, and suicidality than cisgender people, and the highest rates of mental health challenges among people who identify as LGBTQIA+. Presenters will speak about their work in New England, share their strategies for and experiences with supporting mental health for transgender populations and answer questions from participants.



  • Layne Alexander Gianakos (he/him), Program Coordinator, Office of Health Equity Research at Yale School of Medicine
  • Kirill Ivan Staklo (he/him), Program Director, PeerPride
  • Dr. Heather Kim, MD, Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital

Join us on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 1:30 PM ET.

Register Here!


June 27

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- June Event

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native Psychological Brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people. 


The topic of June's session is: "Healing Native Family Trauma Connected to Drugs and Alcohol."


This no-cost telehealth series will be held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. Each session will be one hour in length and will provide an opportunity for participants to: 

  • Gain skills on strength-based approaches in partnership with Native People to enhance Native behavioral health
  • Discuss ways that Native brilliance is demonstrated and supports behavioral health
  • Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens 


The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session.

Join us on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 2 PM ET.

Register Here!