Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Veronica Flores-Paniagua - Web Posted: 05/18/2010 12:00 CDT
How does Bexar County go from the backwater to the forefront of mental health services for veterans?
In one fell swoop.
With last week's green light from District Attorney Susan Reed to develop a pretrial jail diversion program for certain combat-affected veterans, the county has a unique opportunity to lead the pack on mental health care.
In what some regard as a too-low-under-the-radar move, the Center for Health Care Services is developing a grant-funded program to offer post-conviction jail diversion and treatment to veterans with trauma-related mental health needs. According to Aaron Diaz, director of crisis and diversion services for CHCS, the state recognized Bexar County for its effective mental-health and substance-abuse jail diversion programs and sought it as a pilot for the veteran-focused services.
The grant, from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is an annual renewable award of $394,000 to the CHCS. The program covers a five-year period from fiscal year 2010 to 2014 and would serve about 120 veterans annually.
Diaz said CHCS should be ready to start screening arrestees in about two months, and county officials are fine-tuning the adjudication process.
If the pattern seen in the county's drug and mental health courts is any indication, the combination of a pretrial veterans court programand post-conviction services targeting veterans holds great promise for addressing the root causes of mental illness among this group.
The recidivism rate among those who've been processed through one of the county's three drug courts is 8 percent. In the newer mental health court, in place for two years, recidivism rates among the 108 people who've been served is about 25 percent.
Not impressed? Consider that the recidivism rate for the total jail population is 80 percent.
Reflection on the trends in these courts is essential because there are parallels to the experiences of mentally ill veterans in the criminal justice system. An estimated 60 percent of incarcerated veterans have a substance dependency and nearly 30 percent have a serious mental illness. In most cases (70 percent), the incarcerated veterans are doing time for nonviolent crimes.
After months of lobbying Reed to drop her opposition to a pretrial jail diversion program for veterans who have a mental illness or traumatic brain injury tied to hazardous duty, now there is momentum. Last week, Reed's office agreed to be part of a hybrid pretrial and post-conviction program targeting veterans. The pretrial element will apply only to veterans acutely affected by hazardous duty who are accused of “low-level” misdemeanors.
Reed's approval “was imperative, and we're very happy that happened,” Diaz said.
There still are some valid fiscal concerns for county lawmakers going forward. The courts and adult probation department, for instance, won't share in the grant funding to support the veteran-focused efforts.
For now, though, there's an uncommon opportunity to make a difference in the lives of mentally ill veterans. Let's seize it.
Friday, April 23, 2010
|8:30 AM - 10:00 AM||Opening Ceremony|
The day will commence with an opening ceremony at 8:30 am with presentation of colors, invocation and welcoming reception by top officials. We will have a special guest speaker to open the conference.
|10:30 AM - 11:15 AM||An Integrative Treatment Model for Mentally Ill and Drug Offenders|
Lead Presenter: Chad Graff , Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, Sr. Director Southwest Institute for Addictions Diseases Dept. of Psychiatry Texas Tech Univ. Health Sciences Center. Additional Presenters: Rudy Arredondo, Ed.D., LPC Board Chair National Center for Behavioral Health Solutions; Greg Cruz, MS, Sr. USPO, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Texas Northern District
|10:30 AM - 11:15 AM||The Restoration Center |
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Jones, LCSW, LCDC, Substance Abuse Director, Center for Health Care Services. Additional Presenter: Melanie Lane, LMSW, LCDC, AAC, Director of Operations, The Restoration Center, Center for Health Care Services
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Behavioral Health Indicators Project|
Lead Presenter: Susan Stone, JD, MD, Executive Coordinator Mayor's Mental Health Task Force Monitoring Committee Additional Presenters: James Van Norman, MD Medical Director, Austin-Travis County Integral Care; Abraham Minjarez, LCSW, Criminal Justice Coordinator, Austin-Travis County Integral Care
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||CIT Leadership - Top Down for Success|
Lead Presenter: Sam Cochran, Ret. Mjr. Additional Presenter: Dr. Randolph Dupont
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||CIT Program Calls for Assistance: Two Year Outcomes|
Lead Presenter: Sabrina W. Tyuse, Ph.D., Associate Professor School of Social Work, Saint Louis University
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis: Basic Tenets and Skills |
Lead Presenter: Dawn Velligan, Ph.D., Professor/Director, Division of Schizophrenia and Related Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, S.A. Additional Presenter: Meredith Draper, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow/Licensed Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, S.A.
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth Training Law Enforcement to Respond to Youth |
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Skowyra, BA, Models for Change Mental Health Juvenile Justice Action Network Additional Presenters: Don Kamin, Ph.D., Chief, Clinical and Forensic Services, Sandra Sayre, BA and Sgt. Clifford Gatlin
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Cross System Collaboration Promotes Access to Health Care in Miami-Dade County|
Lead Presenter: Cindy Schwartz, MS, MBA, Project Director, Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project. Additional Presenter: Alejandro Aristizabal, MBA, Felony Jail Diversion Team Leader, Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Integration of Crisis Care Services|
Lead Presenter: Debra Dillon, MA, RN-BC, Deputy Director, Transitional Services
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Mobile CIT the Toronto Experience|
Lead Presenter: David Gotlib, M.D., FRCPC, Medical Director of the Emergency Psychiatry Team, Community Mental Health Services and Mobile CIT, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Additional Presenters: Michael Zawebny, Police Constable, Toronto Police Service and Conny Stefan, RN, Mobile Crisis Intervention Team
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Psychological effects of war on Veterans|
Lead Presenter: Thomas von Hemert, BS CIT Coordinator Thomas Jefferson Area CIT
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Training Ideas for Instructing CIT: Dispatchers and Medics|
Lead Presenter: Sgt. Michael Yohe, Akron Police Department
|10:30 AM - 11:15 PM||It All Begins at the Jail|
Lead Presenter: Denise Curiel, Criminal Justice Liaison, Adult Services/CPSA. Additional Presenter: Diana Carino, Criminal Justice Assistant, CPSA
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM||A Diversionary Program for People with Psychiatric Disabilities|
Lead Presenter: Brian Coco, BS, Chief Probation Officer
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM||Community Mental Health SAMHSA The National Perspective|
Presented by: Neal Brown
|11:15 AM - 12:00 PM||Training curriculum, class structure and training requirements|
Presented by: Sgt. Romana Lopez, BA, CIT Coordinator, San Antonio Police Department
|11:25 AM - 12:00 PM||Using the right language when enlisting the help of law enforcement |
Jeanie Paradise, MA, LPC Clinical Director Crisis Services Center for Health Care Services
|1:30 PM - 2:15 PM||Buddy Up for Success - The Power of Public/Private Partnerships|
Lead Presenter: Mary Witwer, LCSW, Emergency Services Supervisor, City of Virginia Beach Dept. of Human Services, Mental Health Substance Abuse Services Division, CIT Coordinator
|1:30 PM - 2:15 PM||Keys to the Successful Development and Implementation of a CIT Program |
Lead Presenter: Frank Webb, Senior Police Officer, Houston Police Department, Mental Health Unit, Founding Program Coordinator
|1:30 PM - 2:15 PM||Persuading Policy Makers: Effective CIT Prorgram Evaluation|
Lead Presenter: Maria Feliz-Ortiz, Ph.D. Professor University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio
|1:30 PM - 2:15 PM||Recovery is Possible|
Presented by: Gail Tapp, AA
|1:30 PM - 2:15 PM||The Road to the Houston Police Dept. Crisis Intervention Response|
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Skillern, MA., MFT Police Officer/Investigator; Houston Police Department. Additional Presenters: Eric Chimney, Senior Police Officer Houston Police Department. Mike Erickson, MA., Licensed Mental Health Practioner; Mental Health Mental Retardartion Authority
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Advanced CIT Class: Focusing on Children and Adolescent Mental Health Issues|
Lead Presenter: Sgt. Michael Peterson, MA, LAMFT, (Ret). Additional Presenters: Jane Marie Sulzle, RN, CNS,MS, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Prairie Care; Sgt. Steve Wickelgren, MA, MFT
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||CIT for Corrections|
Lead Presenter: Bruce Handler, MD. Additional Presenters: Jeffry Murphy, President of MH Consultants, Inc. Carl Alaimo, Psy.D., Director of Advance Psych Training, Cook County Dept. of Corrections
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||CIT Officers and the Psychiatric Evaluation: Community Collaboration in a Crisis|
Lead Presenter: Emily Ribnik, MA in Counseling, CIT Coordinator & Emergency Mental Health Therapist
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Community Mental Health Medical Director's Roundtable|
Lead Presenter: David Hnatow, M.D., FAAEM, FACEP, Chair, Community Medical Director's Roundtable. Additional Presenters: Harry Griffin, Assistant Police Chief, San Antonio Police Department and Leon Evans, MS, President/Chief Executive Officer, Center for Health Care Services
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Excited Delirium: What Is It?|
Lead Presenter: Erik Lindgren, BA, Police Training Officer, Riverside Police Department. Corey Braxton, LVN, CIT Trainer, Riverside County Regional Medical Center - Department of Psychiatry. Deborah Johnson, LCSW, Assistant Hospital Administrator
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Malingering on the Street|
Lead Presenter: Felicia Byars, MA, Forensic Psychology, Police Officer, Menlo Park Police Department
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||Outpatient Commitment Law: The Missing Piece for Crisis Intervention|
Danial Garza, MD
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Engagement with CIT Memphis|
Lead Presenter: Ira Katz, MD, PhD, Deputy Chief Patient Care Services for Mental Health, US Department of Veterans Affairs. Additional Presenters: Thomas Kirchberg, PhD, ABPP, Chief Psychologist, VA Medical Center Memphis, US Dept of Veterans Affairs. Trent Pettis, Course Manager, VA Law Enforcement Training Center, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs.
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM||CIT The North Carolina Experience|
Lead Presenter: Robert Kurtz, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist DHHS Division of Mental Health
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM||Divert to Where? Cross System Planning|
Lead Presenter: Mark Englehart, MS, MSW, Associate Director of Florida's Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Technical Assistance Center
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM||Haven for Hope Homeless Campus|
Lead Presented: Art Vela, Chief of Security, Haven for Hope
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM||Premise Histories, Mental Health Referrals: The Collaborative Approach|
Lead Presenter: Priscilla Rayon, Police Officer, Houston Police Department Mental Health Unit. Additional Presenter: Evelyn Locklin, MCOT Supervisor, HMRA
|2:15 PM - 3:00 PM||The Need for CIT as viewed by Persons with Mental Illness|
Lead Presenter: John Elizondo, BA. Additional Presenter: Paul Eisenhauer, BA
|3:30 PM - 4:15 PM||CIT and Crisis Negotiation Teams: A Natural Alliance|
Lead Presenter: Michael Mc Mains, Ph.D. Additional Presenter: Mark Lowther, Lt. Weber County Sheriff's Office
|3:30 PM - 4:15 PM||Customer Service, CIT and Policing|
Lead Presenter: Jeff Futo, Police Officer, Kent State University Police Services, Department of Public Safety.
|3:30 PM - 4:15 PM||Georgia CIT Partners in Transformation |
Lead Presenter: Pat Strode, BA GA CIT Program Administrator NAMI Georgia. Additional Presenters: Nora Haynes, M.E., Policy Committee Chair NAMI Board of Directors. Wiliam William Massee, Sheriff Baldwin County Sheriff's Office
|3:30 PM - 4:15 PM||Proving Success in CIT Developing Evidence-Based Programs|
Lead Presenter: Larry E. Thompson, Ed.D, Coordinator of Law Enforcement Initiative, Department of Mental Health and Policy, University of South Florida Additional Presenter: J. Thomas Acker, MS, Sgt. Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||A Train the Trainer Workshop for Teaching Empathy|
Lead Presenter: Don Kamin, Ph.D., Chief, Clinical & Forensic Services, Monroe County Office of Mental Health, Rochester, New York.
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Civil versus Criminal Commitment Process|
Presented by: Oscar Kazen
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Cultivating Children's CIT - Grassroots to Systems Implementation|
Lead Presenter: Keri Kitzpatrick, MS, Client Services Consultant, Northpoint Institute for Public Management. Additional Presenter: Terri Mabrito, MA, CCIT Coordinator, The Center for Health Care Services
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Exploring Statewide Implementation CIT|
Lead Presenter: Melissa Reuland, MS Research Consultant, CSG Justice Center. Mark Munetz, M.D., Chair of Psychiatry College of Medicine. Ron Bruno, Detective, Salt Lake City Police Department. Louise Pyers, Executive Director, The Connecticut Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement (CABLE)
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Forensic Court Services Outpatient Competency Restoration, Outpatient Court Ordered Treatment|
Lead Presenter: Mike Alkek, Clinical Administrator II. Additional Presenters: Elizabeth Rendon, Quintin thomas.
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||From Triage to Treatment Innovative Crisis Care|
Lead Presenter: David Cozadd, M.Ed., LPC, Director of Operations. Additional Presenters: Thomas Kerss, Sheriff, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Current President of the Sheriff's Association of Texas. Anne Bondesen, Director of the Rural East Texas Health Network, Nacogdoches, Texas
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Medical Conditions Masquerading as Psychiatric Illness or Accompanying a Psychiatric Crisis|
Lead Presenter: Rosario Rodriguez, MD, Medical Director for University Health System Psychiatric Emergency Services and Center for Health Care Services Crisis Care Center
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Military Culture, Mental Health and Law Enforcement|
Lead Presenter: Deloria Ramos Wilson, Ph.D., Clinical Research Psychologist, Warrior Resiliency Program - Training Division.
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Police Surviving Catastrophic Events|
Lead Presenter: Roberto Jimenez, MD, FAPA
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||The Restoration Center|
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Jones, LCSW, LCDC, Substance Abuse Director, Center for Health Care Services. Additional Presenter: Melanie Lane, LMSW, LCDC, AAC, director of Operations, The Restoration Center
|4:15 PM - 5:00 PM||CIT Out of Uniform: Tailor Made Training for Specialized Units|
Lead Presenter: Habsi Kaba, MS, MFT, Miaimi-Dade County Coordinator, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Criminal Mental Health Project. Additional Presenter: Patricia Perez Negues, Field Training Unit Officer, Miami-Dade Police Department
|4:15 PM - 5:00 PM||Heartland CIT Toward Comprehensive Evaluation|
Lead Presenter: Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Epidemiology Additional Presenter: Stephen Spelic Operational Director Alegent Health
|4:15 PM - 5:00 PM||Speaking the Language of Community Involvement - Getting the Word out that The Politics of CIT |
Lead Presenter: Dennis Bosley, President, NAMITopeka. Additional Presenter: Ken Kerle.
|5:30 PM - 7:00 PM||Networking Social|
The main ballroom will be open to all to attend and meet with other officers, mental health workers, advocates and consumers from across the world who will be attending the conference. This will be a great opportunity to network and learn of individual stories and accomplishments from others in their respective communities. Please be advised, dinner will NOT be available as part of this social.
|Wednesday, June 2, 2010|
|8:00 AM - 8:45 AM||Arresting Stigma and Preconceived Notions|
Lead Presenter: Sylvia Luna, MA LCDC Faithbased Mental Health Initiative/NAMI
|8:00 AM - 8:45 AM||CIT Driven Partnerships with the Faith Based Community to address homelessness and substance abuse|
Lead Presenter: Alexis Zoss, LCSW, Division Director, City of Virginia Beach Dept. of Human Services, Mental Health Substance Abuse Services Division, CIT Project Director
|8:00 AM - 8:45 AM||CIT Expansion in Virginia|
Lead Presenter: Patrick Halpern, MPIA Executive Director, Mental Health Association of the New River Valley. Additional Presenters: Victoria Cochran, JD, Behavioral Health/Criminal Justice Services Coordinator virginia Dept. of Behavioral Health and Development Services. Joseph Yost, MS, Jail Diversion Coordinator, Mental Health Association of the New River Valley
|8:00 AM - 8:45 AM||Family Perspective on Mental Health Tragedy: A Video Documentary|
Lead Presenter: Richard Stevenson, BA Director of Special Projects NAMI St. Louis. Additional Presenter: Barry Armfield, Sgt. coordinator, St. Louis Area CIT.
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Behind the scenes of self selection into CIT training of Police Officers|
Lead Presenter: Michael Compton, M.D., M.P.H. Emory University School of Medicine Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Beth Broussard, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Emory University School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences. Janet R. Oliva, Ph.D., Georgia Bureau of Investigation
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Calming a Psychotic Person in Crisis|
Lead Presenter: Milt Greek, M.A., Project Leader Office of Information Technology, Ohio University
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||CIT Program Assessment: Measuring Fidelity with the Model|
Lead Presenter: Michele Saunders, LCSW, Director of Community Services for Seminole County Government. Additional Presenter: Larry Thompson, Ed.D., Coordinator of Academic Programs.
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Completing the Circle of Care|
Lead Presenter: John Wallschlaeger, BS Sergeant Appleton Police Department Additional Presenter: Karen Aspenson, MSW, Executive Director NAMI Fox Valley, Appleton, Wisconsin
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||How CIT Works in a Small Rural County|
Lead Presenter: Kevin Frye, BS Sheriff, Avery County North Carolina Additional Presenter: Ann V. Robinson, BS Emergency Services Coordinator, Smoky Mountain Center Mental Health
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Officer Down: Portrait of a Police Suicide|
Lead Presenter: Amy K. Lyons
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Ohio CIT-"If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well"|
Lead Presenter- Michael Woody, BA, President-CIT International, CIT Coordinator-Ohio. Additional Presenter: Mark Munetz, M.D. Psychiatry, Northeastern Ohio Univerisites College of Medicine and Pharmacy
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Specialized Court Programs for Mental Health and Substance Treatment Consumers|
Lead Presenter: Bonnie Sultan, MA, Criminal Justice Mental Health Consultant. Additional Presenters: Charles Amrhein, Psy.D., Clinical Director, Bronx Mental Health Court. Christopher Wedzinski, MA., Senior U.S. Probation & Parole Officer
|8:00 AM - 9:30 AM||Trauma Recognition and Coordination: Early Intervention with Youth|
Lead Presenter: Keith Warner, MS. Additional Presenters: Sharon Lipford, Executive Director, Harford County Mental Health. Victor Welzant Psy.D., CIT Program Psychologist Harford County CIT. Shawn Dundon, MA, Director Mobile Crisis Program Sheppard Pratt Health System-Harford County
|8:45 AM - 9:30 AM||Community Collaboration: A Case Study|
Lead Presenter: Jill Marcrum, J.D. Magistrate, Vanderburgh Superior Court.
|8:45 AM - 9:30 AM||NAMI Community Educational Programs|
Lead Presenter: Kym Bolado, BA, President NAMI San Antonio Additional Presenter: Ernest Stevens, officer, San Antonio Police Department and NAMI Board Member
|8:45 AM - 9:30 AM||Psychological Assessment and Psychological Robustness: An Exploration of How Police Officers Cope |
Lead Presenter: Sajida Naz, Ph.D. student, University of Huddersfield, UK, lecturer at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
|10:00 AM - 10:45 AM||911 High Utilizer Committee|
Lead Presenter: Honorable Polly Jackson Spencer, County Judge Probate Court 1 Additional Presenter: Karen Hogan
|10:00 AM - 10:45 AM||Applying Children's CIT Skills in a School Setting|
Lead Presenter: Ralph Garcia, Police Officer, San Antonio ISD Police. Additional Presenter: Jessica Sepulveda, Police Officer, San Antonio ISD Police
|10:00 AM - 10:45 AM||Development of the San Antonio Police Department's CIT Unit|
Lead Presenter: Ernest Stevens, Police Officer, CIT Unit, San Antonio Police Department. Additional Presenter: William Kasberg, Police Officer, CIT Unit, San Antonio Police Department.
|10:00 AM - 10:45 AM||No good deed...Improving Mental Health response to Law Enforcement|
Lead Presenter: Dan Abreu, MS, CRC, LMHC, Assoc. Director, National GAINS Center
|10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||CIT Response with Cultural Consideration|
Lead Presenter: Patti Kresley, MA, Adjunct Professor, Argosy University-Twin Cities
|10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Community Collaboration: A Successful Partnership ...|
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Guerra, NACO
|10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Lee's Story|
Lead Presenter: Herbert Cotner, BA Criminal Justice Senior Corporal, Dallas Police Department/NAMI Dallas. Additional Presenters: Sherry Cusumano, MS, Executive Director of Community Eduction and Clinical Development, Green Oaks Hospital/NAMI Dallas; Janie Metzinger, MS, Director of Public Safety, Mental Health America
|10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Part 1: Excited Delirium Part 2: Taser|
Lead Presenter-Jerry Staton, Senior Master TASER Instructor, In-custody Death Specialist
|10:00 AM - 10:45 PM||System and Policy level barriers to full implementation of the CIT model|
Lead Presenter: Michael Compton, M.D., M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Emory University School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Beth Broussard, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Emory University School of Medicne, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Amy C. Watson, Ph. D., Jane Addams Coolege of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago
|10:00 AM - 11:30 PM||Mental Health First Aid|
Lead Presenter- Brian Gibb, Director of Public Education, The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. Additional Presenter: Lesley Leven, MSW President/CEO of Behavioral Health Response. Carole Bernardo, Training Coordinator Life Watch Employee Assistance Program. Joseph Coffey, Lt., Warwick, Rhode Island Police Department. Anthony Silva, Director Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy, Providence Rhode Island.
|10:00 AM - 11:30 PM||Mental Health Needs for Returning Veterans|
Lead Presenter: Emma Mata-Galan, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Program Director PTSD Clinical.
|10:00 AM - 11:30 PM||The Houston Response to Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation|
Lead Presenter: Barbara Reilley, Ph.D., Research Manager , Geriatric Division Univeristy of Texas Medical School at Houston. Additional Presenters: James Booker, Regional Director, Adult Protective Services, Department of Family and Protective Services. Lynne Parsons, Assistant DA, Harris County District Attorneky's Office. Candice Twyman, Houston Better Business Bureau Foundation
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Domestic Violence|
lead Presented: Jared Detter, PsyD, Psychologist, San Antonio Police Department.
|10:45 AM - 11:30 AM||Beyond the 40 Hours: An Indepth Look at the Influence of CIT on Behavioral Health System Develop...|
Lead Presenter: James Stringham, MC Community Counseling, VP of Operations, Magellan Health Services of Arizona. Additional Presenter: Nick Margiotta, ME, Crisis Intervention Training Coordinator, City of Phoenix Police Department.
|10:45 AM - 11:30 AM||Childrens Crisis Intervention Training for School Based Officers|
Lead Presenter: The Honorable John Specia Additional Presenter: Terri Mabrito MA Children's CIT Coordinator CHCS
|10:45 AM - 11:30 AM||Development of the Deputy Mobile Outreach Team|
Lead Presenter: Yvonne Vann, Sgt.,
|10:45 AM - 11:30 AM||Suicide and Law Enforcement- Taking care of your own|
Lead Presenter: Michael Alicia, MS, MFT, MSW, Ed.D., Law Enforcement Officer, Therapist Counseling Network. Habsi Kaba, MS, MFT, Miami-Dade County CIT Coordinator
|10:45 AM - 11:30 PM||Criminal Justice's Collaborative Paradigm Shift: A sequential Intercept Model|
Lead Presenter: Darek Ardoin, BS CIT Coordinator Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Additional Presenters: David Anders, Lt. CIT Coordinator FBI National Academy and Mickey Shannon, M.Ed, Chairperson of CIT/Crisis Task Force, Executive Director of Samaritan Counciling Center
|1:30 PM - 3:00 PM||CIT in Idaho: Turnaround Time in Emergency Department|
Lead Presenter: Kim Jardine-Dickerson, MSN, RN, BC, CADC, Clinical Assistant Professor Idaho State University, School of Nursing Additional Presenters: Pete Snyder, MS Administrator, Behavioral Health Center and Sam Hulse, BS Captain Bonneville Sheriff Office
|2:00 PM - 2:45 PM||An Innovative Community Collaboration to Enhance the Continuum of Care|
Lead Presenter: Cecile Tebo, LCSW Crisis Transportation Services Program Administrator,New Orleans Police Department. Additional Presenter: Lisa Romback, MA, Program Director, NAMI New Orleans
|2:00 PM - 2:45 PM||Integration of Safety and Defensive Tactics into Advanced CIT|
Lead Presenter: Michael Yohe, BS / MA, Sergeant Akron Police Department
|2:00 PM - 2:45 PM||Rural Maine CIT: The Case for Collaboration|
Lead Presenter: Richard Brown, M.ED., CEO Charlotte White Center Additional Presenter: Elizabeth Carolin, MSW Clinical Coordinator Charlotte White Center
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||"If I am the last resort, where do I turn for support?"|
Lead presenter: Kellie Meyer, MA Criminal Justice Director and Development Director, NAMI Indiana
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Building Collaboration: What's Our Problem?|
Lead Presenter: Mark Anderson, MA, Executive Director Barbara Schneider Foundation Additional Presenters: Charles Jensen, MA Consumer Advocate and Board Member Barbara Schneider Foundation and Renee Jensen, MA Community Collaboration Coordinator Barbara Schneider Foundation
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||CIT and Veterans: Support and Community Collaboration|
Lead Presenter: Sally Miller, MHA, Chair, NAMI Veterans Council. Additional Presenters: Thomas Kirchberg, Ph.D., Chief, Psychology Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Ron Bruno, Detective, Salt Lake City Police Department
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||CIT for Telecommunications and Cadets|
Lead Presenter: Emile Clede, Communications Training Coordinator, San Antonio Police Department. Additional Presenters: Lauri Berkman, MS, LPC, Team Leader, Crisis Care Center and Melissa Graham, Ph.D., Psychologist, San Antonio Police Department.
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Emotional CPR for de-escalating emotional crises|
Lead Presenter: Daniel Fisher, MD, Executive Director, National Empowerment Center. Additional Presenter: Lauren Spiro, MA, Director, National Coalition Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Helping the Helper: the Implementation of Law Enforcement Peers Support Programs|
Presented by Troy Anderson
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Just Take Your Meds!|
Lead Presenter: Corey Nooner, Sgt. Oklahoma City Police Department
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||MHMCT, an example of a Co-Response Model of Mental Health and Policing|
Lead Presenter- Mary C. Pyche, MSW, Health Service Manager Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team, Nova Scotia; Additional Presenters-Angela Balcolm, Constable, Halifax Regional Police MHMCT, Susan Hare, BSCOT, Program Leader Crisis Support Portfolio
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||Suicide by Cop|
Presented by Sgt. Yvonne Vann
|2:00 PM - 3:30 PM||The Brain Injury Epidemic and its impact on Law Enforcement|
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Bilderback, MA, Counselor/Program Coordinator, Psychology/Day Rehabilitation/Transitional Living.
|2:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Chronic Consumer Stabilization Initiative...|
Lead Presenter: Kim Kornmayer, LCSW, MSW; Assistant Deputy, Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program Additional Presenters: Mike Lee, MS, Lieutenant, Director of Mental Health Unit, Houston Police Department and Ann MacLeod, MS, Clinical Team Leader Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
|2:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Increasing Safety Means, Decreasing Violence through positive behavior supports|
Lead Presenter- Terrance Stanton, Training Officer, Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department; Additional Presenters-Sally Phipps, Registar, Mandt System, Inc., Bob Bowen, CEO, Mandt System, Inc.
|2:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Peer Crisis Respite: Recovery-Based Crisis Intervention|
Lead Presenter: Janet Paleo, ED, Prosumers, International. Additional Presenter: Anna Gray, M.Ed., Co-owner, PRO International.
|2:45 PM - 3:30 PM||Reaching Beyond CIT-West Chester' Police Mental Health Outreach and Coordination|
Lead Presenter- Mark Giuliano, LMSW, Program Director Community Support; Additional Presenter-Mrian McCormack, Sgt., Yonkers Police Department
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||HIPAA Laws|
Lead Presenter: Frank Webb, Senior Police Officer, Mental Health Unit, Founding Program Coordinator, Houston Police Department.
|3:30 PM - 5:00 PM||Stalking|
Lead Presenter: John Price, Ph.D., Psychologist, San Antonio Police Department
|4:00 PM - 4:45 PM||Accessing Entitlements using SOAR (SSI/SSDI, Access and Recovery)|
Lead Presenter: Cindy Schwartz, MS, MBA, Project Director, Eleventh Judicial Criminal Mental Health Project
|4:00 PM - 4:45 PM||Acute episode of illness is a family crisis|
Lead Presenter: Yolanda Ortega, BA
|4:00 PM - 4:45 PM||Building new partnerships for youth:Implementing CIT programs for School Resource Officers|
Presenter: Ron Hornberg, JD, Director of Policy and Legal Affiars Additional Presenters: Ginny Higgins, Major Special Services Bureau Chief of St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office David Anders, Lt. Lake Charles Police Department
|4:00 PM - 4:45 PM||Steps to Successful Community Collaboration|
Lead Presenter: Artie Williams, LCSW Director of Mental Health Intensive Services, MHMR of Tarrant County. Additional Presenter: Sonja Gaines, BA, Chief of Mental Health Services MHMR of Tarrant County.
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Addressing the needs of Veterans in crisis|
Lead Presenter: Juanita Buck, MS, Marriage and Family Therapist, Kern County Mental Health
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Applied CID Safety Plans and Resources|
Lead Presenter: Oren Skurnick, BSCO Deputy Additional Presenters: Ernest Stevens, A.A., SAPD Officer William Kasberg, SAPD Officer
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Emergency Mental Health Services|
Lead Presenter by: Wayne Unger
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Got Consumers? How to Maximize Consumer Contributions in CIT Training|
Lead Presenter: Mark Creekmore, Ph.D. Lecturer University of Michigan Department of Psychology Additional Presenter: Suellen Hummell, Consumer
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Hearing voices that are distressing: A simulated experience|
Lead Presenter: Daniel Fisher, MD, Executive Director, National Empowerment Center. Additional Presenters: Lauren Spiro, MA, Director, National Coalition Mental Health Consumer/Survisor Organization. Ron Bruno, Detective, CIT Training Director, SLCPD
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Post Intervention and Follow-Up with Consumers and Families- Reducing CIT Recidivism|
Lead Presenter: Barry Armfield, Sgt. Coordinator, St. Louis Area CIT Program St. Louise County Missouri Police Department. Additional Presenters: Richard Stevenson, BA, Director of Special Projects, CIT Coordinator, NAMI St. Louis. Wendy Dudek, MS, CIT Family Outreach Specialist, NAMI St. Louis
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||The Wilco-Way... Collaborative Emergency Mental Health Response|
Lead Presenter: Anne Burwell, LBSW, Director, Williamson County Mobile Outreach.
|4:00 PM - 5:30 PM||Updates in Police Emergency Commitment and Connecticut's Response|
Lead Presenter-Marshall T. Segar, Esq., Deputy Chief of Police, City of New London Police Department
|4:45 PM - 5:30 PM||CIT trained School Resource Officers|
Lead Presenter: Scott Davis, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator Montgomery County Police Department
|4:45 PM - 5:30 PM||Knocking on Doors, Peeping through Windows|
Lead Presenter: Denise Curiel, Criminal Justice Liaison, Adult Services/CPSA. Additional Presenter: Diana Carion, Criminal Justice Assistant, CPSA
|4:45 PM - 5:30 PM||The contributions of family members and consumers to the Teach|
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Andriukaitis, M.A., LCSW Additional Presenters: Michael Schumacher, Marica Schumacher
|11:45 AM - 1:45 PM||The Banquet is part of your registration. Guest(s) welcomed at an additional $55 per person. |
We hope you join us at the awards ceremony where dinner will be served and awards will be presented to individuals who have been nominated to receive awards for their work in CIT, exemplary performance and due recognition as their peers nominated them. Entertainment, representative of the culture of San Antonio, will be showcased while dinner is served. The dinner, hosted by the CIT National Committee, is a great opportunity to learn of the work others have accomplished across the world.
|Thursday, June 3, 2010|
|8:30 AM - 10:00 AM||Closing session with Dr. Frese|
The main ballroom will be seated to host Dr. Frederick J. Frese. Dr. Frese is a psychologist who served for fifteen years as Director of Psychology at Western Reserve Psychiatric Hospital, one of Ohio's largest psychiatric hospitals. He is presently the Coordinator of the Summit County Ohio Recovery Project. Along with Dr. Frese, we will have an array of entertainment and presentations for next years convention. We hope all stay and participate in the closing ceremony and provide feedback to continually improve the conference.
|10:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Tours of CIT related Facilities in San Antonio|
Please select this option if you are interested in touring the Crisis Center, Detox Restoration Center and the New Haven for Hope Homeless Campus. As tours are set up, you will be emailed details and locations. Group sizes are limited, so please specify as soon as possible your interest in a tour. A waitlist will automatically be generated once capacity has been reached. If you are on the waitlist, please visit the conference information center on the day of tours to check for any cancellations so you may be included in the tours.
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- Gilbert R. Gonzales
- Serves as the Director for Bexar County's new Mental Health Department created in December of 2013 by Commissioners Court. Previously he was the Director of Communications and Diversion Initiatives,The Center for Healthcare Services, Mental Health Authority. • Gilbert Gonzales has more than 29 years of experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health crisis prevention and in treatment provision as a clinician, university faculty member, project/program director and policy advisor. Gilbert Gonzales has led strategic planning, treatment, training and policy development. He continues to lead new systems initiatives that help mental health and substance abuse service providers promote collaboration and build service capacity in support of diverse populations.