About Praxis

Praxis offers free training and technical assistance to all Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services funded addiction treatment programs. We support public health professionals in delivering recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services to people living with substance use disorders and related challenges. Our staff is comprised of experienced public health professionals with a deep commitment to and understanding of trauma-informed, person-centered models of care, and research-based service delivery.

Areas of Expertise:

Harm Reduction
HIV/AIDS Care Integration
Medication-Assisted Treatment
Opioid Overdose Prevention
Viral Hepatitis Care Integration

We will modify training and technical assistance offerings to focus on specific content or populations upon request. Contact Praxis at praxis@center4si.com or 781-247-1716 to discuss your needs.

If you are interested in bringing similar work to your state or community, contact Praxis.

Contact Praxis

200 Reservoir Street
Suite 202
Needham, MA 02494
781-247-1716

praxis@center4si.com

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Meet the Praxis Team

VolkKatie Volk, M.A., Interim Project Director
GagneCheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Praxis Director of Training
Dones1Marc Dones, B.A., Trainer
“KubyshkoMariya Kubyshko, B.A., Project Assistant
LivniAyala Livny, M.Ed., Trainer
Lonnie McAdooLonnie McAdoo, B.F.A., Trainer
SherwinVicki Sherwin, B.A., Trainer
Praxis is a project of the Center for Social Innovation with support from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

The Center for Social Innovation promotes best practices that improve the lives of marginalized and vulnerable people. We focus on complex public health problems such as homelessness, trauma, mental illness, and addiction. Using state-of-the-art research, training, and technology, we help individuals, agencies, and communities deepen the impact of their work.

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health oversees substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth.

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