Blockbuster Line Up Of Convention Symposia
NAMI is pleased to announce an exciting line up of symposia for our 2011 Convention.
Health Care Reform.
Part I will offer a Washington,D.C., focus on how the health care reform bill is likely to be handled by the new Congress.
Part II will offer “take aways,” or what to do with this information when you return home.
Veterans. How NAMI is working to help veterans, the National Guard and reservists in need of mental health and readjustment services post-deployment.
Employment. Why, after all the work to develop supported employment, are 80 percent of adults living with mental illness unemployed? What can local NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates do?
Disciplinary Confinement. Isolation and confinement exacerbate psychiatric symptoms. Efforts underway to respond–including legislation, litigation and voluntary initiatives–will be examined.
Disparities and Cultural Competence. These issues will be addressed in the context of health care reform, supports and treatment availability and strategies for input and action.
Faith, Spirituality and Mental Illness. Dr. Nancy Kehoe returns to further explore the impact of religious and spiritual beliefs on recovery.
Emerging Creativity in Diagnosis and Treatment. Cutting-edge ideas to push the boundaries of our understanding of mental illness and further the effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment.
Federal Special Education Laws. Understanding IDEA, knowing your child’s rights and getting effective services.