Behavioral Health Workforce Forum

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals are supporting outreach across the nation to interest college students in selecting a career in Behavioral Health.  The New England region was selected as one of four sites for a live event, with the opportunity to host local satellite events tailored for local participants either simulcast or later using a YouTube video from the  main event.  This page will be updated to provide information on the main event in NH and satellite Massachusetts events as it becomes available. 

Main event: 

  • Title: Workforce for the Future of Addiction and Mental Health in a Behavioral Health Environment Forum
  • Date: September 14, 2016
  • Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Southern New Hampshire University
  • Agenda: Being finalized now, but includes: Sheila Raye Charles, speakers who work in addictions, recent graduates from addictions studies programs, prize drawings, and networking with vendors in the addictions field


MA Satellite events 

Several being planned - most for later dates. If you would like to host or co-host an event, contact:

Jen Parks
Workforce Development & Training Coordinator
DPH-Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
250 Washington St., 3rd Fl., Boston, MA 02108

​A flier describing these opportunities has been sent to career centers at many colleges in Massachusetts, but please forward it to any contacts who you think might share it with students.