2022 State Conference
February 24-25, 2022
Fayette County Public Schools Board of EducationCentral Office Building - Conference Room 159
Lexington, KY450 Park Place
Embassy Suites by HiltonLexington/UK Coldstream
Lexington, Kentucky 40511
Featured Speaker, DJ Jaffe
DJ Jaffe is Executive Director of the independent, non-partisan Mental Illness Policy Org., and author of Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill. For over 30 years, he has been advocating to reduce homelessness, arrest, incarceration and needless hospitalization of the most severely mentally ill, a group he believes has been ignored by CMHS and SAMHSA, abandoned by many mental health advocates and systems, and offloaded to criminal justice. He served on the national NAMI board and was a founding board member of the Treatment Advocacy Center and works extensively with criminal justice because they have become the experts on serious mental illness. DJ is a go-to source for reporters covering serious mental illness and criminalization. His thoughtful and controversial op-eds have appeared the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal and other publications. He is credited as being the driving force behind Kendra’s Law and Congress incorporated ideas proposed by DJ in the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. DJ develops policies focused on returning responsibility for the seriously back to mental health departments by increasing the number of hospital beds, making civil commitment easier, expanding use of Assisted Outpatient Treatment, and focusing mental health dollars on those who need help the most, rather than the least. He lives in Harlem, NY.
2022 Conference Agenda
|Monday, October 8|
Breakfast and Check In
Welcome - Natalie J. Selby, [Sgt. Alexandria Police Dept]
Honor Guard - Present Colors [Boone County Sheriff Department]
Dr. Amanda Brown - Assistant Professor, Northern Kentucky University Trauma
DJ Jaffe - Author of “Insane Consequences:
How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill
Natalie Selby - Sergeant Alexandria Police Dept.
“Moving Forward” start by understanding your past
Personal Story of dealing with Mental Illness
Craig Peoples – Pendleton County Sheriff - "What is Suicide?"
(addresses the myths and facts about suicide and begin to think outside the box that not all suicides can be labeled as a Mental Illness. We will address the survivors, the 10% and offer hope to someone who is in need)
Kelly Pompilio - Alexandria Police Social Worker MSSW
"Police Social Work" what we do
Daily Wrap Up - Sgt. Natalie Selby
Hospitality Suite (courtesy of NKY FOP’s)
|Tuesday, October 9|
Tracy MCDonough, PH.D. “Oral Histories of Schizophrenia”
Lunch (provided) & Awards Presentation
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