We want to stay current on issues happening at the micro level as well as the macro level. This section outlines our latest work around the state and other updates from the advocacy movement.
Click below to read about the advocacy we’ve done over the past few years.
A Behavioral and Mental Health Task Force formed through legislation Senate Concurrent Resolution 29 in November of 2015 and met through March of 2016. Call (302) 440-3272 if you have questions or want to get involved!
Stay up to date with the Delaware Supreme Court Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Health by visiting their website.
Read the latest report from the court monitor, Bob Bernstein, and DHSS’s thought about it.
From the article:
“Though hundreds of Delawareans with persistent mental illness have faced lapses in care, the court-appointed monitor evaluating Delaware’s mental health system says the state is making strides to ensure patients no longer slip through the cracks.
Washington-based psychologist Robert Bernstein, the court monitor, was appointed by a federal judge to analyze the state’s compliance with the terms of a 2011 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and issue twice-yearly reports following an investigation into the state’s mental health system in 2007.”
Linked below is an informative document regarding the details of HR 3717. Take some time to look over this document and understand some of the intricacies of the bill, and how to have dialogue with your elected officials in asking them to oppose the passing of this bill. Action steps are still found below on this webpage.
Please read the first DPC Peer Services newsletter, “The Journey”— Featuring articles by Bluebird, Danielle Denney, Bob Davis, and Sandra Bucay. Hats off to Dara Hagans and Ashley Welton, co-editors—ENJOY!
Jim Martin’s Report on the Pillars of Peer Support Services Summit
One of our volunteer advocates and Peer Resource Center directors, Jim Martin, has put together a spectacular overview of his experiences and fresh insights gained from his involvement in the Pillars of Peer Support Services Summit this past October, held at the Carter Center in Georgia. He gives thoughts on what possibilities may exist in Delaware as we move forward with utilizing Certified Peer Specialists and Drop-in Centers for Whole Health recovery.
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