|Date:||August 18, 2021, 12:30-2 pm|
Punitive approaches to mental health crises - like policing and jails - can have significant negative impacts on individuals and communities. Explore what opportunities, resources, and programming can be used in Erie County to shift the community response to mental health needs away from the legal system and towards a health-based approach using civilian response models.
Speakers include Amy Cross-Viola, LCSW-R, of WNY Agents of Change, Nicolalita Rodriguez, LMSW, CHW, of Little People's Victory, Andrew Thompkins of Recovery Options Made Easy, and Brooks Denton-Zimmerman, MSW, of Partnership for the Public Good. With opening remarks from Whitney Walker, MSW, Executive Director of VOICE Buffalo.
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