Storytelling Through Health and Wellness is a training that is facilitated by UrStorytellers and in collaboration withthe City of Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). This training is one of many training's that has been approved as a required prerequisite for applicants who want to pursue goals of becoming a Certified Peer Specialist. Our goal is to inform the recovery and faith-based communities on how to share their stories in addition to the importance of sharing them in community settings. This 4 hr training is delivered in a power point format, interactive activities also enhance this training. At the conclusion of the training, all participants will receive a certificate of completion.
We invite you to attend this weekly learning series to connect with experts in many topics of interest to our staff, peers and members. Our experts will provide information and resources to create an informative experience with topics that impact the recovering community. The goal is to provide a topical educational series benefitting Recovery Support Specialists (RSS) working with peers by increasing their knowledge and access to services for special populations. This series will be held every Wednesday starting January 20th through March 17th at 12:30 pm. Please use the link to register for 1 or all events in the series.
The CBH & DBHIDS Disparity Lecture Series is excited to host a conversation with Dr. Margarita Alegria focused on work that has been done to address health disparities and tackling the obstacle of hopelessness in the ability to create equity. Dr. Alegria is the Chief of the Disparities Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alegria has published over 290 peer-reviewed papers, and several book chapters, on topics such as improvement to health care services delivery for diverse racial and ethnic populations, conceptual and methodological issues with multicultural populations and ways to bring the community’s perspective into the design and implementation of health services.