Town Hall - Perspectives & Experiences from Inpatient and Individuals in Congregate Settings during

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5-13-2021

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ Town Halls
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction team is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors to offer a series of Town Halls that will help inform direct care staff around the country on successes, challenges, and innovation around the provision and receiving of behavioral health services during COVID-19. These forums will be held by peers and direct care staff from hospital, community based and congregant settings from around the country.

Please click here to register.

For questions regarding this series, contact Amy Brinkley at amy.brinkley@fssa.in.gov.

May 13, 2021 - Perspectives & Experiences from Inpatient and Individuals in Congregate Settings during COVID-19 Crisis. Led by Nanette Larson from Illinois/Amanda Saake from New York
Time:  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
 
Last March life changed for all of us. We learned to social distance from each other, wash our hands, wear a mask, avoid crowds, and keep our pod small. For those residing in hospitals or other residential facilities adhering to such guidelines was almost impossible. Frequently, to avoid spread, many services individuals were accustomed to were no longer provided such as going outside, going off unit to programs, having visitors and eating in the cafeteria. Such drastic alterations to daily routine created new challenges for staff and those in care. In this session, we will hear the experiences and perspectives from individuals residing in inpatient and congregate settings during the pandemic. The focus will be on what would make a difference to assure all feel physically and psychologically safe during unprecedented times.
 
Additional Upcoming Town Hall
  • May 26, 2021 - Innovative Practices to Support Hospital Staff during COVID-19 Crisis – Part 2. Led by staff from NJ, CA and MD
 

Location Details
Online