Index of 2008 Issues

December 4, 2008
"Clinical Supervision Initiative"
Studies show that training for clinical staff in proven mental health and substance use treatment approaches is more effective and produces greater fidelity to those treatment approaches when coupled with ongoing "clinical supervision."
November 20, 2008
The Connecticut Network of Care, a web-based, user-friendly information delivery center has proven to be a powerful resource in helping us to achieve our goal of transforming the Connecticut mental health service system.
November 7, 2008
"Recovery Is Working"
Highlights of a promising new program that helps people in recovery from substance use disorders to find and sustain employment. 
October 30, 2008
"A Place to Live"
Taking steps to help ensure that people do not lose their housing at times of short-term hospitalization or incarceration is a cost-effective way to support recovery.
October 23, 2008
Police officers and clinicians across Connecticut are now coming together to better assist persons in mental health crisis by linking them to treatment rather than arrest.
October 2, 2008
"The General Assistance Recovery Support Program"
Helping people with substance use and mental health disorders to meet their basic needs -food, shelter, clothing, etc.- can make the difference between sustaining recovery and relapse.

The Connecticut Military Support Program is the first of its type in the nation to offer transitional behavioral health services to its National Guard, military Reserve personnel and their families.

Programs throughout the state have made great strides to achieve the designation of "Co-occurring Capable."  
June 26, 2008  
Youth, exuberance, and music proved to be a powerful combination for engaging young adults and teaching them new skills for recovery.
June 20, 2008
DMHAS tested and found effective an approach for dissemination of two evidence-based practices. 
May 29, 2008  
The DMHAS Connecticut Mental Health Center has implemented a successful weight-loss program that helps to bring obesity under better control.
May 9, 2008
"Therapeutic Options Dramatically Reduce Restraint and Seclusion"
Showcasing the outstanding results achieved by Connecticut's state operated Southwest Mental Health System in reducing the use of restraint and seclusion  interventions.
Understanding and respecting the various cultures of the diverse people DMHAS serves is a key factor for providing quality healthcare.
March 13, 2008
"Teen Drug Use Continues Decline"
Using science based models and a highly successful Strategic Prevention Framework, we have seen a continued decline in overall illicit drug and alcohol use among teens since 2001.
February 28, 2008
"Working Together for Healthier Families"
Common sense tells us that working together with sister state agencies, community providers and the people we seek to serve only makes sense. However, collaboration is sometimes not as easy as it would seem.
February 14, 2008

"A First STEP to Better Health"
The STEP Program is an innovative and highly effective service in Connecticut that offers individuals (average 23 years of age) who are in the early stages of a psychiatric illness, detailed evaluation and a package of enriched treatments.

January 25, 2008
"Out Of The Emergency  Room And Into Treatment"
A summary of one of the strategies in effect to ease the gridlock in hospital emergency rooms - a DMHAS collaborative project with eight hospitals.

January 10, 2008
"Listen and Learn: DMHAS 2007 Consumer Survey"
Summarizes an analysis indicative of how ratings by consumers on the Quality and Appropriateness of Care domains are associated with favorable ratings on the Recovery domain in the DMHAS Healthcare Service System.