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2011 Annual Conference Presentations

Tuesday, July 12

Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses in the Criminal Justice System - Mike Thompson, Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center 

NAMI Florida Pre-and Post-Jail Diversion programs – Joe Mendoza, NAMI Greater Orlando

NAMI Family-to-Family Course: A Jail Diversion Resource - Karen Levy, DOM, family advocate

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Program: A Jail Diversion Resource - Adam O’Connor, Certified Peer Specialist

Customized Employment and Entrepreneurship  – Gary Shaheen, M.P.A., Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University; and Beth Keeton, Griffin-Hammis Associates

Customized Employment/Re-Entry Handouts

Challenges and Opportunities: Housing for Individuals with Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders - Ellen Piekalkiewicz, Department of Children & Families and Florida Supportive Housing Coalition

Bob Janes Triage Center and Low Demand Shelter - Ann Arnall, Director, Lee County Human Services

Recognizing Vicarious Traumatization in Treatment Providers and Law Enforcement Officers - Dana Neitlich, MSW, Massachusetts Department of Correction

Developing VA Safe Haven, Low Demand Supportive Housing – Paul Smits, MSW, VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans


Expansion of VA HUD-VASH Programs Using the “Housing First” Model - Mark Engelhardt, Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida

Importance of Trauma Informed Care in the Juvenile Justice System - Jeannie Becker-Powell, MSW, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

Wednesday, July 13

Building Connections for Individuals with Behavioral Health Conditions in the Justice System - Kathryn Power M.Ed., Director for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA

Integrated Case Management Systems: “Cloud Case Management” – Mark Godwin, St. Lucie County, and Anne Posey, LMHC, NCC, New Horizons of the Treasure Coast

Integrated Case Management Systems Handouts

Re-entry Planning for Mentally Ill Offenders: Strategies for Success - Dean Aufderheide, Ph.D., Florida Department of Corrections 

Trauma Informed Care and Recovery: A Self-help Approach - David Fuller, CPRP, Forensic Peer Services Coordinator, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

What’s New in Screening and Assessment Tools? - Sarah Desmarais, Ph.D. and Roger Peters, Ph.D.,  Florida Mental Health Institute

How to Develop Community Collaboration and Quality Systems on a Shoestring Budget - Judge Peter Bell, 20th Judicial Circuit; Vicki DeAgostino, Chief Operating Officer, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care; Roger Davis, Financial Consultant, Charlotte County; and Jon Embury, Court Operations Manager, 20th Judicial Circuit

Understanding Autism and Other Intellectual Disabilities in Crisis Intervention –  Kim Spence-Cochran, Ph.D. University of Central Florida Center for Autism & Related Disabilities