Presenters: Richard Shepler, Ph.D, PCC-S is the Director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University and Mike Ellis, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Please join the AdCare Educational Institute, the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts, the Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center at the MA Department of Mental Health and the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the MA Department of Public Health for a presentation on co-occurring disorders (COD) among youth. While estimates suggest that between 50 to 75 percent of young people with a substance use disorder also experience a co-occurring mental illness, it is not uncommon for someone to receive treatment for one condition but not the other.
At this half-day event, attendees will learn more about COD among youth and what organizations can do to reduce fragmentation and improve their capacity to serve youth with COD. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about how behavioral health providers serving the Southeast area of Massachusetts can apply to participate in a COD learning community that uses the NIATx model of process improvement to support them in making organizational changes to improve outcomes for youth with COD.
The intended audience members for this event are senior managers and administrators at behavioral health organizations serving the Southeast region of Massachusetts.
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