Addressing health inequities in our substance misuse prevention work, and centering populations that have been historically oppressed, continues to be integral to the work of Massachusetts’ Bureau of Substance Addiction Services. During this year’s virtual conference, prevention practitioners from across the Commonwealth explored the impact that power, privilege, and politics can have on our ability to address health inequities, and how the pursuit of Restorative Prevention practices can overcome these barriers and build healthy communities.
We were thrilled to have Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, who first introduced this framework, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Furr-Holden is a Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health and an Associate Dean for Public Health Integration at Michigan State University.
Please click the links below to access materials.
- Open and Welcome PowerPoint
- Dr. Debra Furr-Holden PowerPoint
- Spoken Word
- Verge Mission Community Conference in 2012
- Propaganda (Musician)
- Embodied Practice
- Book Resource: My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
- New England PTTC toolkit on restorative prevention (developed by Fernando Perfas as a part of a Fellowship opportunity)
- Resource on community health and Restorative practices from the IIRP
- Racial Equity Institute’s Groundwater White Paper
- Link to identify whose land you are located on
- Link to Supaman’s video
- Link to Tunchai Redvers, Darling, spoken word
- Dr. Donald Warne Presentation
- The We Matter website
- Holly Echo-Hawk PowerPoint
- Dr. Cedric Woods PowerPoint