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Recovery & Resiliency with Real Students (HHS Region 1)

November 2, 2021

The New England ATTC was proud to partner with the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center for the "Recovery & Resiliency with Real Students" panel discussion in honor of National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month on October 20, 2021. 

Link to view the recorded webinar is available here.


Recovery and Resiliency with Real Students (HHS Region 1)

October 20, 2021
11:00AM to 12:30PM




Please watch the recorded session to hear student testimony and learn how commitment, collaboration, and compassion, work together to make recovery possible with welcoming remarks from SAMHSA’s Office of the Assistant Secretary, Office of Recovery.


SAMHSA highlighted the successes of recovery high schools in MA while addressing the barriers communities sometimes face during implementation and emphasizing the importance of cross sector collaboration. This was also an opportunity to share those best practices with neighboring states and community leaders.


Opening Remarks:

  • Taylor Bryan Turner, Assistant Regional Administrator, SAMHSA, Region 1
  • Dona Dmitrovic, Senior Advisor for the Office of Recovery, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use



  • Roger Oser, William J. Ostiguy High School, Principal and National Committee Chair for Recovery High Schools
  • Brian Jenney, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), Office of Youth and Young Adult Services
  • Samantha Graham, Substance Use Prevention & Intervention Specialist Office of Student and Family, Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Sara Becker, Ph.D., Director, New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center; Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health


Special Guest and Closing Remarks:

  • Deirdre Calvert, Director, Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services


Moderated by:

  • Scott M. Gagnon, Director, New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center; Associate Executive Director, AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.


About the webinar: This webinar was developed to address a need identified in HHS Region 1 (ME,  NH, VT, MA, CT, RI) to provide substance misuse prevention professionals with information on the recovery high school framework. This webinar is hosted through the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center, a program funded through the  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA), SAMHSA Cooperative Agreement #5H79SP081020-03.

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