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The Power of Peers – TPC Expands Mental Health Peer Support

Posted: Wed, August 01, 2018
For people receiving treatment for mental illness, sometimes it is best to hear about the process of getting better from someone who has been there before. Peer specialists are people that who use their own experience with mental health and addiction to help others. In the addiction field, peers, sometimes called sponsors,...

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TPC Introduces Case Manager Career Ladder Program

Posted: Tue, June 26, 2018
The Providence Center (TPC) recently rolled out its case manager career ladder, a tiered advancement framework for case managers that would like to further their careers. The program pairs a structured, on-the-job learning curriculum with required courses to promote professional and clinical growth.   The project is part of a Care...

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The Providence Center Announces Teen Recovery Center Opening

Posted: Fri, June 22, 2018
On Thursday, June 21, The Providence Center (TPC) and Anchor Recovery announced the opening of the Jim Gillen Teen Center, Rhode Island’s first facility designed for teens in recovery from addiction. The Center will be staffed by people in long-term recovery and offer teens age-appropriate supports including meetings, one-on-one recovery coaching, and...

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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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