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t3: Changing the Conversation

Critical and timely topics focused on homelessness, substance use, mental health, and trauma. Jeff Olivet and Kristen Paquette of the Center for Social Innovation interview health and human service experts, researchers, and advocates. Conversations explore how we can adapt our systems to the rapidly changing landscape of social services. For more information visit thinkt3.com.
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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 29, 2018

Guest host Kristen Paquette, Rebecca Zwicker, and Cheryl Gagne discuss how peer recovery coaches make an impact. They also address the evolving professional landscape for peer support roles, including job descriptions, training, and certifications.

Rebecca Zwicker is a peer recovery coach with Family Continuity Program and Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery.  Cheryl Gagne, Senior Associate at the Center for Social Innovation, is involved in national work to identify and develop core competencies for peer workers.

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Organizations & Resources Mentioned
Family Continuity Program
Worcester Program for Addiction Recovery, Worcester Police Department
Blackstone Valley Connector
Workforce Central Career Center
Massachusetts Access to Recovery
Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)
Substance Use and Addictions Training & Workforce Development (Massachusetts)
The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI)
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Peer Providers (SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions)
Core Competencies for Peer Workers (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Principles of Harm Reduction (Harm Reduction Coalition)
National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals)
Substance Use Disorder Peer Supervision Competencies (The Regional Facilitation Center, Portland, OR)
Peer Recovery (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium)
ED Recovery Coach Program (Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery)
 
May 14, 2018

Host Jeff Olivet addresses employment for homeless people with Melissa Young from Heartland Alliance. They discuss the need for quality jobs and career pathways as well as integration of homeless and workforce systems. Visit thinkt3.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for more resources to grow your impact.

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National Center on Employment and Homelessness (Heartland Alliance)

Ending Homelessness through Employment (Heartland Alliance)

Creating Economic Opportunity for Homeless Jobseekers: The Role of Employers and Community-Based Organizations by Melissa Young

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