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TPC Poetry Group: Healing Through the Written Word

Posted: Tue, May 08, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro “Here’s a good one - write about one of your phobias.” It’s the beginning of TPC’s weekly poetry group, and clinician Erika Berrio is listing off possible topics for the group poem, in which participants write a few lines each on the topic and pass it along...

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Multi Systemic Therapy: An Evidence-Based Practice for At-Risk Youth

Posted: Tue, April 10, 2018
by: Jake Bissaro The Providence Center’s (TPC) Child and Family division, located at 520 Hope Street, offers various levels of care for children of all ages. For at-risk teens ages 12-17 exhibiting behaviors like substance abuse, arrests, truancy, and involvement with delinquent peers, Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) is a nationally-recognized treatment...

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TPC Awarded $54,000 from RI Foundation’s RIGHA Fund

Posted: Fri, March 30, 2018
Today it was announced that The Providence Center (TPC) will receive $54,000 in funding through the Rhode Island Group Health Association (RIGHA) Foundation Fund, made possible by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. TPC’s award, given as part of more than $280,000 in grants for everything from providing medical care to uninsured...

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TPC Partners with Providence Police on U.S. DOJ’s “Smart Policing” Grant

Posted: Wed, March 28, 2018
Yesterday, the Providence Police Department announced a partnership with The Providence Center (TPC) and Roger Williams University (RWU) for the Smart Policing Innovation Grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. This three-year, $700,000 grant will fund efforts by to formulate a Behavioral Health Response Team (BHRT) that will work...

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Six Myths and Realities Surrounding Mental Illness

Posted: Wed, March 21, 2018
By: Jake Bissaro Awareness of mental health issues is increasing, but damaging stigmas persist in today’s society. Here, we examine some of the more commonly-held myths, and the truths behind them. Myth: Suffering from mental illness is uncommon Mental illness is probably more common than you think. According to the...

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