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50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

MECHANICS HALL

321 Main Street, Worcester MA

5:30pm Welcome Reception in Washburn Hall

6:15pm Dinner & Celebration in the Great Hall

TICKET OPTIONS

$100 per person

$800 table of eight

Please register by Friday, June 7th

Click here for parking information and directions.

For more information, please call (774) 670-4701

 

HONOREE

Governor Charlie Baker

SPECIAL GUEST

Tony Hoffman

Former BMX Elite Pro, Olympic Coach, Acclaimed Speaker and Founder of The Freewheel Project

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Creating Partnerships. Developing Professionals. Improving Lives.

Spectrum’s consulting group provides customized education and training services to private providers, municipalities and public-sector agencies. Offerings range from brief information sessions geared to the general public to half-day, full-day and multi-day training options for professionals working in the field.

Our experienced trainers utilize a variety of training strategies including didactic, interactive presentations, experiential and skill-building exercises, observations and technical assistance. All training services are tailored to the needs of the target audience.


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Examples of past trainings include:

  • What is a Substance Use Disorder and How to Treat It?
  • Understanding the Different Levels of Addiction Treatment
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment: What it Is and What it’s Not
  • Motivational Interviewing Techniques
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Facilitation/Role Plays
  • Mapping Enhanced Counseling
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Addressing Criminogenic Thinking
  • Understanding Psychotropic Medications
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: The Case for Integrated Treatment
  • Gender-Responsive Treatment
  • Trauma-Informed Treatment
  • Mindfulness and Spirituality
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and more.

Please contact us today to discuss your consulting and training needs.

Romas Buivydas, Ph.D., LMHC
Phone: (774) 670-4600
Romas.Buivydas@spectrumhealthsystems.org

I really enjoyed this training. Dr. Buivydas was knowledgeable, caring, experienced and very engaging

 
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Project Peer Connection

A Peer Mentoring Program for Reintegrating Ex-Offenders

 

What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer mentoring involves one-to-one support to ex-offenders as they return to the community, helping them access needed resources, services and other supports. It includes motivating individuals to engage in community-based services, making follow-up phone calls, and providing ongoing encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Who is a Mentor?

A mentor is a volunteer who acts as a role model, a coach and a “bridge” to appropriate resources. Mentors are non-judgmental. They are there to listen and assist the client in attaining his/her individual goals. Matches are made based on commonalities and preferences of both the client and mentor.

Mentors come from all different backgrounds including some who have previously been incarcerated and others who have not. Mentors are closely supervised by Spectrum’s mentoring coordinators.

 Our Process

  • The mentoring process begins with a series of face-to-face “bridge” meetings that include Spectrum’s in-prison mentoring coordinator. Typically, 3 to 5 bridge meetings take place over 3 months leading up to release.
  • Mentors then meet with clients 6 to 8 times over 3 months in the community. Meetings may include phone calls and in-person meetings.
  • Length of participation may be extended based on individual needs and preferences.

Mentor Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must have access to personal transportation
  • Must commit at least 6 months towards the program
  • If in recovery, must have at least 2 years of sobriety
  • If an ex-offender, must be off parole/probation for at least 2 years
  • Mentors must complete Spectrum’s comprehensive orientation training
  • Strong community ties are a plus!

 

What are the Benefits of Being a Mentor?

  • Make a difference in another person’s life
  • Assist in building a safer community
  • Earn personal satisfaction from guiding, supporting and teaching others
  • By teaching others you will learn more yourself
  • Return the favor! Mentoring others is about giving something back

 

For more information, please call (508) 340-2980

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Spectrum’s Annual Meeting was held on October 19, 2017 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts. Spectrum staff and board members were joined by former clients, colleagues, advocates and public officials in celebrating the organization's achievements and future plans.  Keynote speaker, Jennifer Queally, undersecretary for law enforcement, spoke of Spectrum’s innovative partnership with the City of Worcester, Worcester County District Attorney’s Office and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to provide treatment to eligible individuals arrested for purchasing heroin and other opioids.

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