Population-Specific

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Resources to support culturally and linguistically responsive care and equitable access to services and outcomes.

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Advocacy, Population-Specific

The American Psychiatric Association has created a new poster to help enforce the parity law and end discrimination. The poster clearly and simply explains the law and the steps to take when a violation is suspected. “Fair Insurance Coverage: It’s the Law.” Download...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Prevention Treatment Recovery, Training, In-person, Population-Specific
Tags: Evidence-Based Practice, Youth and Young Adults

The Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a developmentally appropriate treatment for youth and young adults (12-24 years old) with substance misuse or substance use disorders.  A-CRA is an evidence based treatment developed by Chestnut Health Systems.The brief treatment model can be...

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Categories: Population-Specific

AIR’s Health and Social Development program works with a range of youth-serving agencies to improve policies, services, and care for LGBTQ youth. Through research and evaluation, we work to improve available services and health and mental health outcomes.

Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Population-Specific

The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services actively promotes practice improvement in prevention, treatment and recovery systems of care. To that end, BSAS has articulated a set of principles which inform practice. BSAS publishes Practice Guidance papers, built on these principles, which describe best practices as well as why and how practice in specific areas can be improved. These are...

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Categories: Training, Scheduled Online, Population-Specific, Professional and Para-Professional Organizations
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Cultural Competence, Healthcare Integration, Seniors and Older Adults

The Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) is dedicated to strengthening the workforce that provides health and long-term supports and services to older adults and people with disabilities. Click here for a list of upcoming online trainings.

Categories: Training, Population-Specific
Tags: CEU, Co-occuring Disorders, Cultural Competence, Healthcare Integration, Seniors and Older Adults
The Institute for Geriatric Social Work at the Boston University School of Social Work is dedicated to strengthening the workforce for an aging society through educational innovation, workforce change and research. Among their offerings is the Behavioral Health in Aging Certificate. ...
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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Population-Specific

The Family Engagement Inventory (FEI) is designed to assist professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, early education, and education to learn how family engagement is defined and implemented across these fields of practice. 

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Categories: Training, Self-paced Online, Population-Specific
Tags: CEU, Cultural Competence, Trauma

This 75 minute Men, Gender, and Trauma training will help substance use disorder and other treatment professionals understand how men’s socialization as men can interfere with recovery from substance use...

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Categories: Training, Population-Specific

The Latino Behavioral Health Workforce Training Program's main goals are to increase the number of Latinos and Latinas with addiction treatment credentials; to increase the Latino community’s access to culturally and linguistically competent care; and to increase the capacity of the publicly funded system to serve Latinos/as, while...

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Categories: Addictions Workforce Development, Population-Specific

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health CLAS Initiative develops and implements the national Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards within DPH programs and agencies who receive direct service grants from DPH.  The national CLAS Standards...

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Categories: Prevention Treatment Recovery, Population-Specific
Tags: Evidence-Based Practice, Healthcare Integration, Opiates and Opioids, Recovery

This toolkit provides guidance in regards to the medical, psychological, and social needs of pregnant women with opioid use disorders, thereby improving maternal and newborn health outcomes. It has been developed to help maternal health providers advance the clinical interventions by offering screening, treatment...

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Categories: Population-Specific

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (The National CLAS Standards) aim to improve health care quality and advance health equity by establishing a framework for organizations to serve the nation's increasingly diverse communities.

Categories: Population-Specific

At least 5.6 million to 8 million – nearly one in five – older adults in America have one or more mental health and substance use conditions, which present unique challenges for their care. With the number of adults age 65 and older projected to soar from 40.3 million in 2010 to 72.1 million by 2030, the aging of America holds profound consequences for the nation.

Following its 2008...

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Categories: Population-Specific

People with substance use disorders have high rates of justice involvement. For those working in the addictions field, it is important to understand the justice system. For those who are working within the justice system, it is important to understand the impact of substance use and addictions on individuals and families, as well as...

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Categories: Population-Specific
Tags: Co-occuring Disorders, Cross-system, Evidence-Based Practice, Opiates and Opioids

Overview

This page provides resources for those working with pregnant women addressing substance use and addictions.

Research, Information

Links arranged topically; some written content, but mostly citations and external links. 

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Categories: Population-Specific

People who work with Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF) to prevent, treat and support recovery from addictions find that understanding the particular cultural context of military service increases their ability to engage and establish rapport. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, in 2014, there were 379,772 Massachusetts living veterans between the ages of 18 and...

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Categories: Population-Specific
Tags: Youth and Young Adults
This page is under development.

A range of resources related to working with youth and young adults (approximate ages 12-30), such as the Youth Central Intake Care Coordination for MA.

Working with youth and young adults requires special attention to development, home and work lives, and ways of engaging via social media and other technology.

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