PLEASE NOTE
Doug Crandell

Due to Hurricane Irma, Doug Crandell has postponed his trip to Rhode Island indefinitely. We will post the new date once we receive it.

 

 

Voices for Recovery

Hope you can make it to our last Rally4Recovery 2017:

The Bristol Rally on Saturday, September 30th
Town Common
138 State Street, Bristol, RI 02809
11:00 PM - 2:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE!

Advocates in Action 22nd Annual Self-Advocacy Conference Thursday, October 26th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick

It's My Life

For more information, please contact Advocates in Action: Phone: 877-532-5543

Email: aina@AdvocatesinAction.org
Web: www.AdvocatesinAction.org

INTRODUCING RHODE ISLAND FORCE
FAMILIES ORGANIZED FOR REFORM, CHANGE AND EMPOWERMENT

“We are an independent family organization focused on innovation and success for people of all abilities.”

RI Force

Please join us for a launch event sometime in the fall for our Coffee and Café Conversation. An opportunity for collective voices to be heard as we develop our strategic plan of action to address critical issues facing RI families.

For more information and to be added to an invitation list for this opportunity, contact: KevinNerney@riddc.org or by phone at 401-737-1238 (Voice/TDD)

 

DDD/ORS Seeking State-Endorsed Training Programs for Employment Professionals

Click the link below to access the materials that have been created by the joint DDD/ORS training committee, which describe the process of applying for an endorsement of a Supported Employment training program (per Section XI (3) of the Consent Decree).
Protocol for reviewing supported employment training programs for endorsement by DDD/ORS
For further information please contact Dianne Curran, State Consent Decree Coordinator, at 401-462-3231 or by email Dianne.Curran@ohhs.ri.gov.

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE FROM OPIOID OVERDOSE?

There is a SUPPORT / ADVOCACY GROUP for those who have lost a loved one to an opioid addiction in a warm, comfortable, confidential environment.

See the flyer for the Support Group Meetings here

DATE: EVERY THURSDAY 7PM-8PM
BEGINNING JUNE 1ST, 2017
THE SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP COUNCIL OF RI
200 METRO CENTER BLVD., UNIT #10;
WARWICK, RI 02886

(ENTRANCE AND PARKING IN REAR OF BUILDING)

For more information please contact: Diane Bernardo at dbernardo@sumhlc.org or at 401-521-5759
New CEO at the Leadership Council
Susan Sorti

From Providence Business News
By Rob Borkowski
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Dr. Susan A. Storti, a healthcare administrator and addictive disorder treatment researcher, has been named president and CEO of the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council (SUMHLC). The Leadership Council is the main advocacy organization in Rhode Island representing agencies that provide mental health and addiction treatment, substance abuse prevention, primary health, and wellness services to more than 20,000 individuals annually.

Storti said she intends to further strengthen the core mission of the Council and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the behavioral field, creating a more dynamic council. “I want to ensure that the patient remains at the center of the decision-making process. This allows for the appropriate type of service to be rendered while ensuring that the service is at the correct intensity, and is delivered in the most appropriate setting,” she said.

Storti was most recently administrator of Opioid Treatment Program Health Homes and Mental Health Policy with SUMHLC. Storti has held a number of senior positions in working with federal, state, and local agencies over the course of her career. Storti is a board certified advanced nurse executive and an advance practice registered nurse. She earned a B.S in nursing and an M.A. in counseling from Rhode Island College, and a Ph.D in nursing/behavioral health addictions and health policy, from the University of Connecticut.

Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer.
You may contact him at Borkowski@pbn.com.

Join our DDD Quality Committee

We are creating a Quality Advisory Committee.

Read about it here.

Seven Hills RI – ACL Grant Events Presents:

Improving Care and Service Quality to Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Seven Hills


If you are a Nurse, Nurse Educator, Social Worker or Case Manager this event shouldn't be missed!

Seven Hills RI, in conjunction with Kindred Hospice and the RI Geriatric Education Center of the University of RI, is pleased to present this workshop based on NTG’s new national model at no charge which includes 6.0 CEU's for Nurses and Social Workers! Seven Hills RI, in conjunction with Kindred Hospice and the RI Geriatric Education Center of the University of RI, is pleased to present this workshop based on NTG’s new national model at no charge which includes 6.0 CEU's for Nurses and Social Workers!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Amica Mutual Insurance Company
100 Amica Way, Lincoln, RI 02865

Register here

Please note: Seating is limited - only 100 registrations and each attendee must register separately

 

*****Also, Seven Hills has published a new guide, available to all, entitled Intellectual Disability and Dementia: A Caregivers Resource Guide for Rhode Islanders which is now available for download from the following website: http://www.sevenhills.org/programs/idd-adrd