LA MHaDDE

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Los Angeles Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Education Program

The LA MHaDDE Program consisted of a series of trainings for staff from regional centers, Department of Mental Health agencies, behavioral health agencies, school districts, physicians, psychologists, and occupational, physical and speech therapists. The program culminated in an area-wide conference.

The LA MHaDDE program was overseen by a Dual Diagnosis Collaboration Task Force, which provided educational oversight, including curriculum development, training evaluation, and developing a vision of a collaborative system of referrals,  and future directions for the program.

Goals

  • To educate participants on recognition, screening, referral, evaluation, treatment, and supports for children and adults with dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental health disorders
  • To establish and maintain collaboration between agencies, clinicians, service providers and families of individuals with dual diagnosis.

Project Summary

This project manual provides an overview of the LA MHaDDE Program, including outline of program steps used in developing and implementing the program and information about the Training Collaborative Series and Southern California Stakeholders’ Conference.

Training Collaborative Series

Challenging Behaviors Across the Lifespan: Medical, Psychiatric, and Developmental Etiologies in Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (May 8th, 2010)
Conference Flyer
Managing Psychiatric Medications for Children and Adults to Improve Behavioral Outcomes (Mark DeAntonio, MD)
Early Recognition of Developmental and Mental Health Conditions in Children and Adolescents (Martin T. Stein, MD)

Putting the Pieces Together: Behavioral Recognition and Intervention for People with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities (May 12th, 2010)
Conference Flyer
Dual Diagnosis and People with Developmental Disabilities (Laura Broderick,MS)
Putting the Pieces Together: Communication and Intervention (Barbara Devaney, LMFT, REAT)
Crisis Management (Stephanie Young, LMFT)

Addressing Behavioral Challenges in the Therapeutic Setting: Behavioral Recognition and Intervention for People with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities (June 9th, 2010)
Conference Flyer

Strength-Based Tools for Success: Working with Challenging Behaviors in People with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Issues (October 28th, 2010)
Conference Flyer
Dual Diagnosis and People with Developmental Disabilities (Laura Broderick,MS)
Useful Tools for Success: Working with Challenging Behaviors in People with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Issues (Jennifer Keany, MFT)

Exceptional Behaviors, Innovative Responses: Strategies for Assessment and Therapy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Issues (November 5th, 2010)
Conference Flyer
Where the Body Meets the World (Alice Kibele, PhD, OTR/L)
Sensory Processing, Behavior and Self-Regulation Strategies (Alice Kibele, PhD, OTR/L)

Working Together Towards Success: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Assessment and Management of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders (November 10th, 2010)
Conference Flyer
Having a Plan: Management Strategies from a Psychiatric Perspective (Eraka Bath, MD)

Managing Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (December 2nd, 2010)
Conference Flyer
Managing Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (Clarissa Kripke, MD).

Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Optimizing Care through Cross-System Collaboration for Individuals with Mental Health Issues and Developmental Disabilities (March 4th, 2011)
Conference Flyer
Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Optimizing Care through Cross-System Collaboration (Paul Frisina, Lisa Kimura, Paul McIver, Larry Schallert, Laura Shotzbarger, Sandee Sumber, Peggie Webb & John Youngbauer)

Southern California Stakeholders’ Conference

Seeking Success, Building Bridges: Best Practices in Assessment, Management, and Intervention for Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health (April 15th, 2011)
Conference Flyer

Presenting in the Community

The Los Angeles Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Education (LA MHaDDE) Program (October 19th, 2011)
The Los Angeles Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Education (LA MHaDDE) Program (Alicia Bazzano, Erica Schuster, Agnieszka Spatzier, Peggie Webb, Larry Schallert & Danise Lehrer)