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On September 12, BSAS Recovery Support Services Coordinator, Julia Ojeda, received a certificate of recognition from the Department of Public Health for her “exceptional equity work with the deaf and hard of hearing community.” Since 2011, BSAS has trained 15 deaf and hard of hearing Recovery Coaches in Motivational Interviewing, Mental Wellness and Recovery Coaching, and Addictions 101. In addition, BSAS has trained 13 deaf and hard of hearing Recovery Coaches in Ethical Considerations.
The Grayken Center of Boston Medical Center has launched its Employer Resource Library, a set of tools and resources to support organizations in understanding and addressing substance use disorders (SUDs) in the wo
Julia Ojeda, BSAS Recovery Support Services Coordinator, receives DMH’s first Peer Workforce Champion Award
Careers of Substance receives an Innovation Award from the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce
The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (New England ATTC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Leadership Development Program (LDP) for addictions professionals from all elements of the continuum of care. The LDP has been designed by Peter Smith, with input from a committee of addictions professionals.
Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities have recently been approved to become NHSC Sites!
Boston Medical Center (BMC)’s Grayken Center for Addiction has issued a press release announcing its study on the impact of peer recovery coaches on patients with substance use disorder (SUD), including focusing on providing support to patients and helping them achieve sustained recovery.
Good news for anyone who has been working toward their Certified Addiction Recovery Coach credential: you now have until March 31, 2019 to complete your 60 hours of education, 500 hours of supervised recovery coaching experience, and complete your application for certification without having to sit for the exam.