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Governor's Conference (December 9-10, 2004)

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For the first time in more than a decade, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services held a statewide Governor’s Conference. This exciting two-day event  focused on the Department’s Vision of a community-based system of services.  We will continue our strategic planning and set the stage for the upcoming General Assembly session. 


Conference Presentations
Thursday, December 9, 2004
Plenary Session 

James S. Reinhard, M.D.

Plenary Speaker – A. Kathryn Power, Director
Center for Mental Health Service
A1 Criminal Justice and MH/SA Services: Alternatives for Adults  
Session Moderator: Bill Emmet
Consensus Project Overview (Bill Emmet)
New River Valley Crisis Intervention Team (Victoria Huber Cochran, J.D. and Amy Forsyth-Stephens, MSW)
Fairfax Jail Diversion Project (Steven Weiss, MA, CCMHC and Carol Ulrich, Esquire)
Henrico County Jails: Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (Louis A. Fox, Ph.D. and Michael Wade, M.S.)
A2 Personal Growth: Clients Share Their Stories  
A Panel Presentation– Moderator: Vicky M. Fisher, MS, RN, APRN
A3 Partnerships/Coordination – Part I 
Using a Needs/Services Model as a Foundation for Public/Private Partnerships for Regional Services Planning in Region II (Amanda Goza, Ph.D., Lucia Jean Reynolds, RN, M.Ed. and Sally Garrett, MS, RN, CAN)
Region IV Reinvestment Project (Steven J. Ashby, Ph.D. and Arnold F. Woodruff, M.S.)
A4 Advocacy: Speaking Out! – Part I 
Let’s Conquer Addiction In Our Lifetime(Johnny W. Allem)
Family Advocacy(Joyce Kube and Kevin M. Keenan)
Agenda for Kids

Improving Community Reentry from DJJ
Reenrollment Press
School Reentry Best Practices
Governor’s Recognition Luncheon 
B1 Juvenile Justice and MH/SA Services: Alternatives for Children & Families  
Alternatives for Children with Mental Health & Substance Abuse Needs in the Juvenile Justice System(Joanne Smith, MA, Laura Arnheim and Reinhard Flores)
Family Drug Treatment Court (James C. May, Ph.D.)
B2 Recovery/Resiliency  
REACH-Recovery Education And Creative Healing (Mary J. McQuown)
Building Local Systems of Care that Promote Resiliency for Children and Their Families (Sandy Bryant, RNCS, LPC)
B3 Partnerships/Coordination – Part II  
Public/Academic/ Private Partnerships: A Description of Two Win-Win Programs (Robert E. Lewis, EdD and Sultan Ali Lakhani, MD, MPH)
Sharing a Common Wealth to End Homelessness (Michael Shank and Nikki Nicholau)
Fact Sheet on VIACH
B4 Self-Determination/Person-Centeredness  
A Panel Presentation
Moderator: Will Gallik

Person-Centered Planning
(Tera Yoder and Eileen Hammar)
C1 Self-Help and Advocacy Part II 
Consumer Education and Leadership Training (CELT): Preparing Mental Health Consumers for Leadership (Deborah Pugh)
Working in the Self-Advocacy Movement (Kenny Capone)
C2 Innovative/Efficient/Effective Use of Resources: Optimizing Resources so Services Meet Needs  
Virginia’s Human Services Training Center: Maximizing Resources through Partnerships (Cynthia Harrison, MS, ATR)

Determining the Future of State Residential Facilities for Persons with Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities: The Regional Community Support Model (Mark Diorio, Ph.D. and Jane Anthony)
Handouts: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
C3 Creating an Environment that Promotes Quality: The Consumer and Provider Perspectives  
A Panel Presentation
Moderator: Frank M. Feibelman, Attorney at Law
C4 The College of Direct Support  
An American Curriculum for Direct Care Professionals (Bill Tapp, Jennifer Boyden, Karen Kitchen, Crystal Eldridge)
Friday, December 10, 2004
Panel Presentation: Achieving the Vision  

Moderator: James W. Stewart, III, Inspector General

Panelists: Byron Stith (Consumer-Provider), Trula Minton (Administrator, CJW Medical Center), Lisa Poe (Executive Director, Richmond Residential Services, Inc.), Charlotte McNulty (Executive Director, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services), Lynn DeLacy (Director, Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute)
Concluding Remarks : James S. Reinhard, M.D.

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