Be That Person Workshop Series

The “Be That Person” community  series will begin this Wednesday, January 30th at 6:30 P.M. at the Cumberland Library Community Room on the Monastery Grounds.  The series was featured in the Valley Breeze last week. The link to the article is here. This series is first of its kind in Cumberland where the public is invited, not just families of students, to attend these workshops on behavioral health matters.  Please see the linked flyer here. There are four workshops in this series and are free of charge as a service to the community.  Topics include: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Trauma, and Building Resilience.

We are fortunate to have an experienced facilitator from the greater Cumberland community for this series.  Michelle Taylor, MS, CAGS, LMHC, Director, has been employed by Community Care Alliance of Woonsocket for 21 years.  She currently supervises Adult General Outpatient Services, The Agape Centers (HIV services), the Opioid Center of Excellence, and The Serenity Center, a peer-run recovery support service.  Ms. Taylor is experienced in program evaluation and implementation of evidence-based practices to promote delivery of high quality person-centered services. Prior to coming to CCA, Ms. Taylor taught high school biological sciences for nine years.  As an educator, Ms. Taylor prioritized identification of at-risk youth and connecting them to appropriate behavioral healthcare services. Ms. Taylor chaired the North Smithfield Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SELAC) for 13 years. Additionally, she chaired the Anti-Bullying Workgroup, the Legislative Committee, and the Schools Need a Playground (SNAP) Committee, raising over $100,000 to build playgrounds at two elementary schools.  Ms. Taylor is dedicated to supporting communities in their efforts to promote improved health and safety through early identification and treatment of behavioral health needs.

Please feel free to circulate this communication and flyer far and wide.  Mental health is an important topic to not only learn about, but more importantly to assist people who are struggling to understand how to address their needs.  Once the series concludes, we hope that you will feel more confident in yourself to “Be That Person” for someone in need.


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