Legislative Briefing from the U.S. House Mental Health Caucus: May 15

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month (May) there will be a legislative briefing from the U.S. House Mental Health Caucus:

The Decarceration of Transition Age Youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Mental Disorders: Responding to an Emerging Problem

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Lunch Briefing: 12:00-1:30 pm
Room 2043 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC

RSVP to Neche Nelson: nnelson@nacbhd.org

Agenda

Greetings
Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA)
Representative John Katko (R-NY)
Co-Chairs, US House Mental Health Caucus

The Issue
Ron Manderscheid, PhD, NACBHDD and NARMH, and member of the GCSW Executive Committee
Jeff Cross, MS, MBA, Benchmark Human Services

Consequences
Valerie Bradley, President Emerita, HSRI
Susan Fowler, PhD, Family Member
Peter Koutoujian, Sheriff, Middlesex, MA

Response
Decarceration/Diversion
A J Beyrer, PhD LCSW, Benchmark Human Services

Promoting Community Tenure
Mark Tasse, PhD, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Nisonger Center, Ohio State UniversityTop of Form

Next Steps
Jeff Cross
Ron Manderscheid

Sponsored by the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors, the National Association for Rural Mental Health, the National Association of Counties, the National Sheriffs Association, the National Association of Social Workers, Benchmark Human Services, and Optum.