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  M. Jodi Rell
Thomas A. Kirk, Jr. , Ph.D.  
Index of 2004 Issues

December 3, 2004Improving Quality by Eliminating Behavioral Health Disparities
A critical look at the compelling evidence for behavioral health disparities and what DMHAS is doing to eliminate such disparities.

November 18, 2004Building Assets To Promote Substance Abuse Prevention
A snapshot of asset building in one Connecticut community using a new, highly effective approach in prevention strategies.  Forty developmental assets that are qualities deemed essential to raising successful young people were identified.

October 28, 2004DBT - A Successful Treatment Intervention
Overview of DBT treatment: what is effective is it...what's next?

October 8, 2004Stable Housing - Stable Lives
The HOME Project (Helping Others Maintain Equity in Housing) in Northwest Connecticut helping clients with housing related problems, and training more than 1,000 clients, advocates and providers on housing rights and related issues.

September 9,  2004Study Shows Prevention Effective for Adolescents
Review of recent survey findings combined to show without a doubt that prevention efforts significantly contributed to Connecticut’s reduction of adolescent substance use in the state.

August 12,  2004More For Less: Maximizing Learning and Reducing Training Costs
Review of Safety Services Division Track Scheduling Model emphasizing accelerated learning with reduced training time.

July 16,  2004Recovery Wellness Program
Innovative adult education model to support persons in recovery.

July 1,  2004Recovery House
One of three programs that provides a uniquely integrated system of community-based supports to adults with substance use or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

June 15,  2004A Learning Organization Transformation
DMHAS Education & Training Division provides significant training opportunities to
more than 3,000 employees and thousands more who work in private agencies.

May 27,  2004Life Skills Program
DMHAS-operated 24-hour crisis respite program helps divert individuals
from admissions to general hospitals.

May 11, 2004No More Revolving Door
Public-private partnership of community-based housing and support services 
dramatically reduces inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations.

May 5, 2004Peer Support
Consumer driven support program assists patients during psychiatric crises 
in hospital emergency departments.

April 19, 2004Independence Program:  Peers Helping Peers
Day program operated and managed by DMHAS staff who are persons in
recovery from mental illness.

April 12, 2004Methadone and Rehabilitation Treatment - Are They Compatible?
Overview of treatment methodology, review of clinical outcome data, and answers 
to clinical management questions.

March 26, 2004Problem Gambling - There's Help and Hope.
A look at DMHAS Problem Gambling Services:  statewide trends and implications
for treatment providers.

March 9, 2004Intensive Case Management - Improved Care and Resource Investment
Successful program reduces re-admission rates and improves connections
to lower levels of care.

February 24, 2004
Restraint & Seclusion Initiative

Recovery-oriented treatment approach and intervention strategies dramatically
 reduce restraint and seclusion usage at state hospital.

February 17, 2004
Linking Data, Informing Policy

Information-sharing between DMHAS and nine (9) other state agencies guides
policymaking and program development.

February 9, 2004
Reaching Out ... Saving Lives

Outreach & Engagement Program reaches out to homeless people with mental 
illness and substance use disorders with impressive results.