[2016 -2021, 2012 - 2016 and 2009-2012]
Building Resilience through Intervention: Growing Healthier Together (BRIGHT II) is a collaboration between the Institute for Health and Recovery, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, and Boston University. The project addresses traumatic stress in children, aged 0–7, and their mothers who are in recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Services take place at three Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)—located in Cambridge, Boston, and Fall River, Massachusetts—that provide methadone maintenance and buprenorphine. The objectives of BRIGHT II are to (1) reduce maternal and psychological stress; (2)foster development of the mothers' emotion regulation skills; (3) build parental competence; (4) develop capacities for positive interaction through shared play; (5) train OTP staff on the practices of relationship-work, child development, trauma and parent-child interactions; and (6) offer training and support to OTPs statewide.