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Index of 2001 Issues

December 15, 2001
Special Services For Young Adults
DMHAS' strategies to provide mental health and substance abuse services geared to a young adult's age and stage of development.

November 14, 2001
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Use of DBT at Southwest CT Mental Health System to treat persons with serious problem behaviors such as suicidal actions, substance abuse, binge eating, and chronic depression.

October 30, 2001
Towards Recovery at CVH
CVH's state-of-the-art "Treatment Mall" offers patients a choice of recovery-oriented treatment opportunities that promote skill building and empowerment.

September 21, 2001
Overcoming Barriers to Treatment for Hispanics
Announcement of conference to educate Spanish-speaking consumers and providers about current treatments and research for behavioral health disorders.

August 31, 2001
Supported Employment Services
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model uses a multidisciplinary team to provide concurrent vocational and clinical services.

August 15, 2001
Trauma and Substance Abuse
Specialized women's addiction treatment program at CVH that addresses chemical dependence, psychiatric issues, medical complications, and the aftereffects of trauma.

July 26, 2001
Creating Access
Utilization Management at Western CT Mental Health Network to review the appropriateness of each person's treatment and support services.

July 9, 2001
Prevention - Let's Support What Works
The Governor's Prevention Initiative for Youth (GPIY) supports substance abuse prevention projects in 21 communities.

June 21, 2001
Jail Diversion
Rapid assessment, triage and clinical services for persons with psychiatric disabilities who become involved with the criminal justice system.

June 7, 2001
Cultural Competence
DMHAS efforts to promote culturally competent services via training, special program initiatives, and monitoring of provider cultural competence plans.

April 12, 2001
Supportive Housing Pilots Initiative
The CT Supportive Housing Pilots Initiative is creating new housing and supportive services for persons with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

March 16, 2001
Behavioral Health Services for Women in CT
DMHAS specialty gender-specific behavioral health care programs enable women to learn and grow through safe emotional connections.