Training for Massachusetts Addiction Professionals

Praxis offers free training and technical assistance to all Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services funded addiction treatment programs. We support professionals in delivering recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services to people living with substance use disorders and related challenges and use the latest research to deliver cutting edge training and technical assistance. 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. If you are interested in bringing similar work to your state or community, contact Praxis.

Contact Praxis or Request a Training

Praxis is a project of the Center for Social Innovation with support from the Bureau of Substance Addiction 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 Addiction Services (BSAS) in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health oversees substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth.

Meet the Praxis Team

BerkowitzRachel Ehly, M.P.A., Project Director
GagneCheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Director of Training
“KubyshkoMariya Kubyshko, B.A., Project Coordinator
LivniAyala Livny, M.Ed., Trainer
Sherwin SteenVicki Steen, B.A., Trainer


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The quarterly newsletter from Praxis shares information on current issues in Harm Reduction, HIV/AIDS Care Integration, Medication-Assisted Treatment, Opioid Overdose Prevention, and Viral Hepatitis Care Integration. Recent editions:

January 2019 Newsletter

October 2018 Newsletter

August 2018: Hepatitis A Public Health Advisory

Contact Praxis

200 Reservoir Street
Suite 202
Needham, MA 02494