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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Oct 27th Veteran Event

There’s still time to register and attend next week. Registration isn’t required to attend.

In Honor of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the VISN 2 Downstate Recovery Advocates cordially invite you to:

Strengthening the Foundation of Mental Health Recovery:
New Paths to Wellness

Open to all VISN 2 VA Staff, Veterans and Community Partners

October  27, 2016


Room 3D-22 Back

James J Peters VA Medical Center
Bronx, NY

Key Note Speaker : Dr. Tia Dole, Program Director, OnTrackNY

For more information and to register, contact your Local Recovery Coordinator:
Bronx- Efrion Smith Efrion.smith@va,gov 718-584-9000 x5432

Preliminary Agenda is below:

Strengthening the Foundations of Mental Health Recovery:
New Paths to Wellness
 October 27, 2016

Registration:                                                                                                              9:00-9:30

Pledge:                                                                                                                        9:30-9:35

Welcomes:                                                                                                                  9:35-9:45
Keynote Speaker:                                                                                                      9:45-10:45
New Advances in Recovery: How client with mental health conditions actually get better
North Central Bronx Hospital
Dr. Tia Dole, Site Director of Behavioral Health,
Helping Veterans with their MH Recovery in the  Least Restrictive Environment:  10:45-11:45
            Parachute Program
            Dr. Edward B. Altwies, Program Manager, CMHS, Parachute NATM Queens
            NJ Involuntary Outpatient Treatment Program and NY AOT
            Ms. Manuela Garcia, Mental Health Association of Essex County Inc. Program Director of
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Services and  Ms. Sara Servadio, Assisted Outpatient Treatment Coordinator, Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health
            Medical Foster Home
               Ms. Denneze Nelson, Medical Foster Home Program Coordinator, VANJHCS

Lunch:                                                                                                                         11:45-12:30

Medication as Part of Recovery:                                                                               12:30-1:15
            VISN 2S MIRECC
 Bruce Levine, MD, Director of Education, VISN 2 Downstate MIRECC
 Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai

Impact of Complementary and Alternative Treatments on Recovery:                   1:15-2:00
            Northport VAMC            
Ms. Richelle Rapaport, Holistic Coordinator

Community Perspectives on Recovery: Self Help Approaches:                              2:00-2:45 
               NAMI Family to Family and Homefront 
Mr. Mike Jones, NAMI New Jersey, FFEP Teacher and Ms. Pam Solomon, NAMI NY, Homefront Teacher
MDSG (DBSA affiliate)
            Ms. Rebecca Finn, Vice Chair, MDSG (Mood Disorders Support Group)               

Wrap-up and Adjourn:                                                                                              2:45-3:00
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