Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) Training and Technical Assistance

The Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) is dedicated to promoting wide-scale adoption of recovery-oriented supports, services, and systems for people in recovery from substance use and/or mental health conditions. The BRSS TACS Team can assist you in your work through free training opportunities, telephone consultations, email resources, peer learning, webcasts, distance learning, and knowledge products.

Sample topics include:

  • Recovery-oriented systems of care
  • Peer recovery supports
  • Financing recovery supports (peer or non-peer provided)
  • Capacity building for peer-run and recovery community organizations, including strategic planning, organizational assessment and readiness, effective marketing, sustainability and evaluation
  • Integration of services with primary care
  • Leadership by people in recovery and family members
  • Recovery supports for specific populations such as minorities; veterans; youth; criminal justice; people experiencing homelessness; children, youth/young adults; and those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
  • Cultural competence
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Social and Community Integration
  • Training models and State-specific certification requirements for peer specialists and peer recovery coaches
  • Core competencies for recovery-oriented behavioral health workers

If you have any questions about free technical assistance, please contact BRSS TACS at 617-467-6014 or

Last Updated: 10/25/2013

Upcoming Events

First Fridays with BRSS TACS

First Fridays with BRSS TACS is an opportunity for participants to meet with nationally recognized leaders to discuss specific topics each month. Participants join by calling the phone number provided AND entering the "Adobe Connect Room" online by clicking the link provided. Please ensure that you have downloaded Adobe Connect on your computer prior to the event.

Questions and comments will be moderated by a BRSS TACS team member.

Upcoming Schedule of Experts

Understanding Change: Implementing a Recovery-Oriented Organization
Edye Schwartz
New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Marianne Farkas
Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Friday, May 2, 2014
Noon – 1pm Eastern (EST)

Medication Assisted Treatment and Recovery
Walter Ginter
National Alliance for Medication Assisted (NAMA) Recovery

Steven Samra
Center for Social Innovation
Friday, June 6, 2014

Recovery in Tribal Communities
Eva Petoskey
Anishnaabek Healing Circle at Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan
Friday, July 11, 2014