The Principles of Harm Reduction: training

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
The Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA  02150

Conversations – February 2019 – Training

The Principles of Harm Reduction
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
The Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA  02150Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (1:00 – 2:30 pm)
The Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea, 91 Crest Avenue, Chelsea, MA  02150

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.

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.

Conversations for Caring
Office Days: Mondays – Thursdays
Direct Phone: 781-586-8620
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“Crossroads and Thresholds: Embracing the Second Half of Life”

Wednesdays, January 30-February 20, 10 a.m.-12 noon
Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135

ANNOUNCING! Sr. Kathleen Hagerty, CSJ returns for another inspirational 4-week series! “Crossroads & Thresholds: Embracing the Second Half of Life”

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 30th and running for four consecutive weeks. All dates include:

January 30th
February 6th
February 13th
February 20th

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm

Location: Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for continued exploration of the gifts, development of the Self, meaningful ways to pray, mutual support, and inspiration with other women aging in grace and wisdom.

For more information and to register: email or call Mary Rita at: 617.746.2056 or Linda Boothroyd at: 617.746.1603.

There is no charge for this series, but free will donations are gratefully accepted.


Active Incident Training by Lynn Police

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, family members and everyone effected by the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.  The recent tragedies in Tennessee and Texas last year and Pittsburgh a few days ago demonstrate the need for some type of training to make the community feel safe.  It is unfortunate as a society we have to prepare for such evil acts of violence.  The Lynn Police Department would like to offer active incident training for the faith based community.  I have included Officer Ron Brown and Officer John Mackin in this email as they are the officers that offer active incident training.  Please reach out to them to schedule it if interested.  If you have any questions feel free to contact me by email or phone. (781-477-4308)

Workshop for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Thursday, September 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Gregg House, 106 Broad St, Lynn

Fall 2018 Statewide Workshops for
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren invites grandparents, kinship caregivers, and providers to attend any of the seven workshops offered this fall across Massachusetts. The workshops are approximately three hours long and include a guest speaker at each workshop who will cover a topic important to relative caregivers such as special education services, internet safety, the impact of trauma on children, helping children cope with grief and loss, setting boundaries, taking care of the caregiver, and suicide awareness. Presentations will be followed by an information panel, which includes representatives from agencies who work with grandparents raising grandchildren such as DTA, DCF, Masshealth, WIC, Elder Services, and more.
To learn more about all of the Fall 2018 workshops, please visit
All workshops are open for registration!
5:30-8:00 p.m.
West Suburban YMCA
276 Church Street Newton, Ma.
Guest Speaker:
Middlesex DA Marian Ryan
Internet Safety
*child care available, must register
5:30-8:00 p.m.
No.Attleboro YMCA
Guest Speaker:
Kathleen McAller, Cranberry Hospice and Palliative Care
Helping Children Cope with
Grief and Loss
*child care available, must register
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Gregg House
After-School Program
106 Broad Street Lynn, Ma.
Guest Speaker:
Karen MacDonald
Setting Boundaries
*Available in English and Spanish
Turner’s Falls
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The United Arc
294 Avenue A Turner’s Falls, Ma.
Guest Speaker:
Elaine Arsenault
The Federation for Children with Special Needs
How to Access Special Education Resources
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
The Thelma Burns Building, ABCD
575 Warren Street Dorchester, Ma.
Guest Speaker:
Deb Dowd-Foley
Elder Services of Worcester
Area, Inc.
Taking Care of the Caregiver
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
MOC Fitchburg Family Resource Center
356 B Broad Street 4th