Managing Addiction in Offenders through Court-Mandated Treatment
With Ekaterina (Kate) Pivovarova, Ph.D.
Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Up to 65% of individuals involved with the criminal justice system meet criteria for substance use disorders. Former inmates are at increased risk of death once released back into the community. So it is critical to provide proper addictions treatment for these individuals. One approach is through the use of drug treatment courts, or specialty courts, that mandate treatment in the community in exchange for a reduction of or avoidance of incarceration. A novel approach to examining program attrition will be discussed by focusing on the impact of chronic conditions and health-related quality of life in drug court participants. The discussion will focus on developing interventions that could be used to improve program retention and possibly reduce substance use and criminal recidivism.
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Preventing Disability Among Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions: Is It the Condition or Is It System Effects?
With Michelle Mullen
Thursday, May 31, 2018 1pm to 2pm EDT
Ms. Mullen guides participants through the messages and actions taken and/or encouraged by the mental health system that create the "system effects" that are commonly misinterpreted as psychiatric symptoms. She'll talk about the triggering events that lead to "system effects" and the negative trajectory, such as poverty, unemployment, and social isolation that are typically associated with mental health diagnoses. The webinar also focuses on how supporting the normative, developmentally relevant pathways of young people prevents these system effects and the disabilities experienced by older adults in mental health services by focusing on developing human capital among young adults with mental health conditions. Ms. Mullen will introduce webinar participants to HYPE, Helping Youth on the Path to Employment, a new service that modernizes the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment by prioritizing education as a critical vocational step for young adults to ensure economic self-sufficiency and prevent disability.
Tips and Tricks to Starting a Young Adult Council: Lessons from the YAB
With Raphael Mizrahi and Tania Duperoy
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:30pm to 3:30pm EDT
Young adult councils are an excellent way of engaging young adults with lived mental health experience to help improve mental health research and services, but they are still underutilized. In this webinar, the value of young adult councils along with in-depth instructions on how to organize one within any organization that serves young adult clients will be explained. We will use the National Youth Advisory Board, a virtual young adult council of the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, as well as other in-person councils, to illustrate how our center has benefitted from young adult councils.