The Principles of Harm Reduction

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730

Conversations – June 2019 – Training

Harm reduction has emerged as one of the key public health and clinical models for providers to use in serving persons living with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This presentation will provide an overview of Harm Reduction by addressing:

Basic principles of Harm Reduction

How Harm Reduction differs from other models of addressing Substance Use Disorder

Specific Harm Reduction techniques and the skills needed to implement them

Unique challenges and support needs of staff practicing Harm Reduction with the individuals they serve

 Presenting will be Donna White, PhD, RN, CS, CADAC, trainer and consultant.  Donna’s teaching is informed by her significant experience as a nurse and clinician working in the field of addiction treatment and by her academic training and research. She is the Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council and has served as Addiction Specialist at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital and Chief Operating Officer and Nurse Executive of Worcester State Hospital. Donna is also a Fellow with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Social Work, Nursing, LADC, and EMS continuing education credits being pursued.  Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) continuing education credits are approved by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.   We will not be able to offer CEUs to those who received them when the training was offered in February, because it is the same training in the same year.

To request registration, please complete the Registration Form that can be found through the following link:    The Principles of Harm Reduction

Seating is limited. Registration spaces are offered on a first come first served basis.  There is no charge for this training.

Thank you so much!
Dan Collier

 Conversations for Caring
Office Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Direct Phone: 781-586-8620
Greater Lynn Senior Services: www.glss.net

 

Lynn Textile Recycling Locations

Donate! Contrary to popular belief, donations in any condition are welcomed by most for-profit and nonprofit textile collectors alike. This includes stains, rips, missing buttons or broken zippers.

Go to http://recyclesearch.com to find a donation location or:

Epilepsy Foundation Donation Center | Attended
Location: In the Market Place parking lot at the corner of Market and State Streets | Lynn
Hours: 9 AM – 7 PM | Open 7 Days

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries | Attended
Location: 450 Paradise Road | Swampscott
(Next to the Stop & Shop)
Hours: 8 AM – 4:30 PM | Open 7 Days

Planet Aid Donation Boxes | Unattended
Location: Many locations throughout the city. Pictured here in the Stop & Shop parking lot Boston Street | Lynn
Hours: 24 hours | Open 7 Days
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
(Thrift Store & Donation Center)
Location: 11-13 Market Square | Lynn
Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Monday – Saturday, Closed Sundays
Salvation Army
(Thrift Store & Donation Center)
Location: 10 Munroe Street | Lynn
Hours: 8:30 AM – 5 PM
Monday – Saturday, Closed Sundays
Savers
Unacceptable Items: Carpets, rugs, oil rags, mattresses, bric-à-brac, wet or mildewed items.
Good, Bad, and Ugly Accepted: Broken zippers? Missing buttons? Stained?
As long as it’s dry and not moldy
Bring it ALL! Everything Will Be Reused or Recycled!!
• Pants • Shorts • Shirts • Pajamas • T-shirts • Jerseys • Sweatshirts/Pants
• Sweaters • Jeans • Dresses • Skirts • Coats • Jackets • Suits • Scarves
• Undergarments/Bras • Shoes (singles too!) • Flip Flops • Slippers • Belts • Ties
• Backpacks, Book Bags • Hats • Socks (singles too!) • Purses • Comforters
• Sheets • Blankets • Pillows • Pillow cases • Curtains/Draperies • Table linens
• Stuffed animals
Recycle Logo This information is brought to you by Recycling Works in Lynn, a project of the Lynn Department of Public Works and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.  For more information about recycling textiles, go to http://recyclesearch.com/ and Like Recycling Works in Lynn on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
New Item Lynn Textile Recycling Locations

Learn About Foster Parenting and Adopting from Foster Care

Saturday, May 4, 10-11:30 a.m.
Land of a 1000 Hills Café, 61 Munroe St., Lynn

Still Small Theatre

a local Christian ministry that uses theatre to help people connect with God’s heart (whether they know Him yet or not!). We bring plays in to churches and other ministries at low costs to serve as a tool for what they’re already doing

Touring Play Available at Discounted Rate
Still Small Theatre is a local Christian ministry that uses theatre to help people connect with God’s heart (whether they know Him yet or not!). We bring plays in to churches and other ministries at low costs to serve as a tool for what they’re already doing, and this month (March 2019) we’re offering a discount on The Diary of Perpetua. 

The Diary of Perpetua
 is the true story of an early Christian martyr, and it’s available year-round to bring to any space large enough to set up chairs.During the month of March 2019, the first 4 places to book a performance for this year will receive a 10% discount. The cost is already quite low, but we feel so strongly about getting this story out that we’re glad to offer this incentive!
 In this year’s World Watch List from Open Doors, the number one trend they reported seeing is the disproportionate level of persecution against women. They’re targeted for being Christians, they’re targeted for being women, and in some places the kidnapping and enslavement of Christian women is an integral part of the strategy of militant groups.
We often promote the women’s history side of Perpetua’s story because she’s one of history’s first known female authors, and it’s a great way to connect with our New England neighbors who may be wary of religion but care passionately about women’s issues. But this report was a sobering reminder that our sisters in Christ are agonizingly living out Perpetua’s story all over the world, right now. Performances of The Diary of Perpetua allow us, together, to make their plight known, raise money for their needs, and inspire our churches to pray for them.

All you need in order to book a show is to e-mail us with a date that works for you. The first 4 places to confirm their performance dates will receive a 10% discount on our already-low fee!
We’d love to answer any questions you may have! You can also find more detailed booking information on the Still Small website.

Thanks & God bless!

Jasmine & the Still Small Team

His Mansion: A Place of Healing and Hope!

a 12-month residential program in rural New Hampshire for young adults (ages 18-35) who are struggling with addiction or other life-controlling issues.

We are currently accepting resident applications for our next intake on May 11, 2019. 

His Mansion Ministries is a 12-month residential program in rural New Hampshire for young adults (ages 18-35) who are struggling with addiction or other life-controlling issues. Through counseling, classes, worship, work, and living in community on this beautiful 116-acre mountain-side property, we seek to bring Christ into every aspect of our lives and allow him to do his work of healing. There is no cost for this program.

We are currently accepting resident applications for our next intake on May 11, 2019.
For more information, please call us at 603.464.5555 or visit our website at http://hismansion.com/program/overview/.
We are also available to present our ministry at churches.
 
Heidi Johnson
External Relations
His Mansion Ministries
Office: 603.464.5555 x15
 
  
 
Renewing Hope…Rebuilding Lives
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. Psalm 16:11