Friday, December 12, 2014

Nami-Eastside Educational Forum December 16

Guest: Dr. Michael Stanfill, Psychiatric Services Director
Public Health Seattle and King County
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7 PM - 9 PM
Location: Evergreen Health Medical Center, Suite Tan 100,
12303 NE 130th Lane, Kirkland, WA 98034
Dr. Michael Stanfill is the Psychiatric Services Manager for Jail Health Services within Public Health in Seattle/King County.  Persons with mental illness are incarcerated at disproportionately increasing rates.
As a result, local jails and law enforcement are now one of the largest de facto mental health providers, both locally and nationally.
Dr. Stanfill will provide an historical overview of how we’ve gotten to this place as a society, review best practices for treating this population within the confines of correctional settings, and discuss better alternatives to strive towards moving forward as a community. This presentation will have a special focus on local practices within the King County jail system, with integration into both local and national policy movements.
Dr Michael Stanfill has his doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is trained as a clinical and forensic psychologist. He currently serves as the Psychiatric Services Manager for Jail Health Services within Public Health in Seattle/King County where he oversees and supervises the psychiatric services and release planning operations of inmates. He has also served on a variety of advisory committees and legislative workgroups helping develop and advocate for policies and legislation related to the treatment of the mentally ill, criminal justice-involved population. His work has been recognized by various third party groups, such as the Treatment Advocacy Center and the John D.and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, for his innovative treatment approaches for treating mental illness in criminal justice settings.
Please join us for our annual meeting! The meeting will be held on January 31st in the Garibaldi Room, Building B here at the Together Center Campus.  We’ll have a Meet and Greet from 9am – 9:30, will begin the meeting at 9:30 and finish by 10am.  We hope you can join us.

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