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NAMI Speaker Meeting

Topic: Outreach Efforts to Build Trust & Cooperation with Persons Living with Mental Illness-What Families Can Learn from Outreach Workers and What More Is Needed.
Speakers: Bernard Hicks, Assisted Outpatient Treatment Outreach, Dept. of Behavioral Wellness
Sara Grasso, Homeless Outreach Worker, Dept. of Behavioral Wellness
Wayne Mellinger, PhD, Santa Barbara Peer Advocate/Outreach Worker
Officer Keld Hove, Santa Barbara Police Dept. Restorative Policing Program
Outreach Worker and Staff worker, Home 4 Good/AmeriCorps
Each Panelist will briefly comment on what works and doesn't work when engaging people who are in need of mental health and/or housing services but reluctant to accept them. They will also discuss what more can be done to effectively engage homeless people living with mental illness in our community. A question and answer period will follow in which panelists respond to audience questions.
Location: Fellowship Club
Cost: Free
Please join us for coffee and dessert at 6:30 p.m. with program at 7:00.
For more information: contact Ramona Winner, Family Advocate at 884-8440, ext 3206; winner@mentalwellnesscenter.org

Earlier Event: March 20
Educational Discussion Group
Later Event: March 27
Educational Discussion Group