Week of May 22: Register for our Upcoming May and June events!

May 22, 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.


Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice: Recorded Training Available

Many youth in the juvenile justice system have survived horrific traumatic experiences including chronic exposure to violence that has profoundly shaped how they think, behave, and respond. Direct care professionals working with youth in juvenile justice-related facilities have very challenging and emotionally draining roles; they are responsible for preserving their safety and the safety of others and serve as parent, counselor, mentor, role model, disciplinarian, and advocate.

To address and understand the impact of trauma on youth in the juvenile justice system and those at riskand their thoughts, attitudes, and actions, the New England MHTTC hosted a learning community seriesin collaboration with Dr. Rocio Chang, Psy.D., and Doris Maldonado Mendez, M. Ed.

Learn More!



May 23

Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices- May 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. 

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 topic of May's session is: "Healing Family Trauma Connected with Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol."

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, May 23, 2023 at 2 PM ET.

Register Here!



May 24

Neurodiversity: Acknowledging Differences, Leveraging Strengths, and Navigating the Nuances of Advocacy

Participants of this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify how psychiatry and neurodiversity can co-exist
  • Understand why neurodiversity is important for enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as for reducing the stigma associated with diagnostic labels 
  • Describe how to navigate the nuances of advocacy

Presenter: Walid Yassin, DMSc, MMSc, is a Research Scientist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Research Associate at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.


Join us on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 12 PM ET.

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May 26

Helping Youth on the Path to Employment: Preventing Long-term Disability in Youth and Young Adults through Career Development

In this interactive presentation, the Training Director for HYPE (Helping Youth on the Path to Employment) will discuss HYPE as a service model that aims to prevent long-term disability in youth and young adults through a strong and early emphasis on higher education and employment. The origins, creation, philosophy, current offerings, and future directions of HYPE will be discussed.

Currently the Training Director at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, Debbie Nicolellis has a keen interest in supporting people with mental health conditions to succeed in work and school and to have productive, meaningful careers. Debbie has a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on Supported Employment and Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Boston University and is certified nationally as a Rehabilitation Counselor.

Join us on Friday, May 26, 2023 at 11:30 M ET.

Register Here!



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!



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