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2023 MASH Trainings

 

Virtual: MASH Mentor/Manager Training

Zoom – February 13, 2023 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Mentors (managers) will learn crucial tools to improve leadership skills, communication with house members, and setting healthy boundaries. The 1-day training will be held via Zoom on Monday, February 13th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.On screen presence and participation is required for the entire day to receive a certificate of attendance.

Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction To MASH
  • Introduction To Sober Housing
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Boundaries ​
  • Self-Care
  • Preparing For Your Future

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role and functions of being a leader in a sober​ home.​
  • Attain information needed to comply with MASH standards.​
  • Recognize and understand how to implement the best practices of​ safe and healthy sober houses that promote long term recovery in​ the local community.

Register: Here


Virtual: Choosing a New Manager/Mentor

Zoom: February 15, 2023 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

This 2-hour training will help operators identify what their home needs in a mentor and how to assist mentors with skills and support. Video presence and participation are required for the entire training.  CEUs will be offered.  Training will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, February 15th, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Agenda Topics:

  • Sober Living
  • Sober Home’s needs
  • Mentor’s skills
  • Providing Support and leadership

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine the needs of the sober home
  • Recognize your sober home’s leaders
  • Learn how you can support the home’s leaders

Register: Here


MASH 101 for Potential Operators

In-person – March 13 and 14 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn – 170 Forest Street, The Adams Ballroom, Marlborough, MA 01752

Learn whether or not operating a sober home is for you.  MASH 101 for Potential Operators two-day training will provide you with the basic information of what it takes to operate a sustainable sober home as a MASH member.  The training will be held in person from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Presence and participation are required for both days required to receive a certificate of attendance to be applied to the required paperwork.

Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction to MASH
  • Introduction to Sober Housing
  • MA Sober Housing Law
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Benefits Of Certification
  • Sober Home Financials
  • Sober Home Operation
  • Finding A Manager
  • Q & A

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role and function of sober housing
  • Learn the benefits of MASH Membership
  • Gain an understanding of the sober home operation
  • Recognize the importance of leadership

Register: Here 


Virtual: Removing Barriers to Recovery

Zoom – March 15, 2023 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

This 2-hour training will help operators and managers to identify barriers that impede the recovery process and assist the residents in overcoming obstacles.  CEUs will be offered.  Training will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 15th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Agenda Topics:

  • Labeling barriers to recovery
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Removing barriers

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify barriers to recovery
  • Learn skills to help individuals process barriers in their lives
  • Gain an understanding of how to remove barriers
  • Develop a list of resources

RegisterHere


Virtual: MASH Mentor/Manager Training

Zoom – April 10, 2023 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Mentors (managers) will learn crucial tools to improve leadership skills, communication with house members, and setting healthy boundaries. The 1-day training will be held via Zoom on Monday, February 13th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.On screen presence and participation is required for the entire day to receive a certificate of attendance.

Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction To MASH
  • Introduction To Sober Housing
  • Leadership
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Boundaries ​
  • Self-Care
  • Preparing For Your Future

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role and functions of being a leader in a sober​ home.​
  • Attain information needed to comply with MASH standards.​
  • Recognize and understand how to implement the best practices of​ safe and healthy sober houses that promote long term recovery in​ the local community.

Register: Here


Virtual: Trauma Sensitive Care

Zoom – April 19, 2023 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

This 2 hour training will help you to identify how trauma based responses may reveal themselves in the sober home environment and help operators and managers to deescalate trauma fueled responses. CEUs will be offered. Training will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 19th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Agenda Topics:

  • What Is trauma & who has trauma?
  • Re-traumatization
  • Signs and symptoms of trauma
  • What is trauma informed care?

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a basic understanding of what constitutes trauma
  • Identify behaviors of a person with trauma
  • Understand the principles of trauma-informed care approach
  • Apply principles to Sober Home members

Register: Here


MASH 101 for Potential Operators

In-person – May 15 and 16 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: TBD

Learn whether or not operating a sober home is for you.  MASH 101 for Potential Operators two-day training will provide you with the basic information of what it takes to operate a sustainable sober home as a MASH member.  The training will be held in person from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Presence and participation are required for both days required to receive a certificate of attendance to be applied to the required paperwork.

Agenda Topics:

  • Introduction to MASH
  • Introduction to Sober Housing
  • MA Sober Housing Law
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Benefits Of Certification
  • Sober Home Financials
  • Sober Home Operation
  • Finding A Manager
  • Q & A

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role and function of sober housing
  • Learn the benefits of MASH Membership
  • Gain an understanding of the sober home operation
  • Recognize the importance of leadership

Registration: available when location is determined.


Virtual: Cultural Awareness Training

Zoom: May 17, 2023 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

This 2-hour training will identify what culture is and reveal areas in our homes where we can promote cultural inclusiveness. CEUs will be offered. Training will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 17th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Agenda Topics:

  • What is culture
  • How we treat people
  • Your sober homes culture

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of what culture is
  • Recognize similarities and differences within our sober homes
  • Understand the Recovery Oriented System of Care
  • Learn the benefits of equity

Register: Here


Virtual: Conflict Resolution for Operators

Zoom: June 21, 2023 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

This 2-hour training will help operators identify causes of conflict and recognize methods of conflict resolution that are specific to sober housing.  CEUs will be offered.  Training will be held via Zoom on Wednesday June 21st from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Please be sure to log onto the Zoom 10 minutes prior to the start of the training.

Agenda Topics:

  • Conflict
  • Our Role As Operators
  • Active Listening
  • Resolving Conflicts

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Causes Of Conflict
  • Recognize How Operators Set The Tone In The House
  • Learn The Importance Of Active Listening
  • Develop Skills to Resolve Conflicts

Register: Here


MASH 101 for Potential Operators, In-Person, 2nd Monday & Tuesday of the month, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • July 10th & 11th
  • September 11th & 12th
  • November 13th & 14th

MASH Managers/Live-In House Mentor, 2nd Monday of the month, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • August 14th
  • December 11th

2-hour Trainings with CEUs, 3rd Wednesday of the month

  • Basics of Motivational Interviewing – January 18th & October 18th – 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Choosing a New Manager  – February 15th & November 15th – 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Removing Barriers to Recovery – March 15th – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Trauma Sensitive Care – April 19th & December 20th – 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Cultural Awareness – May 17th – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Conflict Resolution for Operators – June 21st – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Conflict Resolution for Managers -July 19th – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • LGBTQ+ Awareness – August 16th – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • Compassion Fatigue/Burnout/Vicarious Trauma – September 20th – 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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