Who We Are

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New England MHTTC is one of 10 regional Centers funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Our mission is to support the dissemination of evidenced-based and recovery-oriented behavioral health practices across Health and Human Services (HHS) Region 1, which includes the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Our team is led by the Yale Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) in partnership with the Harvard Department of Psychiatry and C4 Innovations.

New England MHTTC provides free training and technical assistance and develops and disseminates tools to support the behavioral health workforce and increase the overall quality of care across the region. We also curate resources to respond to training requests from a broader audience of critical partners including educators and school leaders, individuals and families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and faith-based institutions.

Our activities are guided by a robust advisory team consisting of people with lived experience, direct care practitioners, family advocates, and organizational and state leaders. Collectively, these partnerships support our efforts to address behavioral health priorities across the lifespan in a manner that is responsive to the needs of all stakeholders.

Grounding Principles

The content and process of our work at the New England MHTTC is grounded in our Guiding Principles on Resilience and Recovery. Consistent with these principles, we take an equity minded approach to recovery-oriented care which recognizes that even the most progressive treatment systems exist within a social context where people of color and other historically marginalized groups often experience—both individually and collectively—an additional layer of trauma that has devastating consequences on their health and well-being. We acknowledge the unique wellness needs of these individuals and groups and make concerted efforts to better engage, uplift, serve, and partner with ALL communities in consistent and sustainable ways.

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  • Yale University’s Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) is part of the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. The PRCH team consists of a diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary group of practitioners, researchers, educators, and advocates. This team works to transform behavioral health programs, agencies, and systems of care to be culturally responsive and re-oriented to facilitating the recovery and social inclusion of the individuals, families, and communities they serve. Activities and expertise include participatory research, program evaluation, policy development, systems change advocacy, and training and consultation in the areas of health equity and recovery from mental health and substance use challenges. All activities are designed to be maximally responsive to the preferences, perspectives, needs, and values of people and families with lived experience.
  • C4 Innovations advances recovery, wellness, and housing stability for people who are marginalized. C4 is committed to reducing disparities and achieving equitable outcomes. We partner with service organizations, communities, and systems to develop and implement research-based solutions that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed. People with lived experience are at the forefront of our work to ensure real-world expertise is embedded in all we do.
  • Harvard University’s Department of Psychiatry brings extensive early psychosis expertise, including psychopharmacology, cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy, assessment, family-focused treatment, and coordinated care. The team works with transition-age youth with serious mental illness and at risk for psychosis and other people with lived experience, focusing on early intervention in psychosis to promote recovery by intervening before fully psychotic symptoms occur or as early as possible during the course of a psychotic episode. The department is based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Learn more through the Early Psychosis Learning Collaborative.
  • The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) identifies, shares, and applies 21st-century innovations in learning to guide school leaders as they improve their schools. Their signature approach to social-emotional learning/mindfulness – Heart Centered Learning focuses on compassion, courage, confidence, consciousness, and community) to equip students with the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed for success at school and throughout their lives. CEI also focuses its research on adding meaning, rigor, and STEM to classrooms, using neuroscience research to accelerate learning, and leading schools to excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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