Mental Health Update

April 26, 2021

MH Update – 4/26/21 – Justice Center News


New Prevention Initiative – Deadline for Responses Approaching!

The Justice Center is launching an abuse prevention initiative on choking related incidents in residential and day habilitation programs serving people with developmental disabilities. We are asking for help with identifying promising practices or resources that provider agencies are using to prevent incidents of choking. The information provided will help us to develop resources for providers in our shared effort to safeguard people receiving services from harmful choking incidents. The link for the survey is here. Deadline for submissions is May 14, 2021.

Justice Center Code of Conduct Award

Nominations are now open for the Justice Center’s Code of Conduct Awards.  The honor is given to individuals who embody the ethical standards outlined in the Code of Conduct for Custodians of People with Special Needs.  The Code provides a framework intended to assist staff to help people with special needs “live self-directed meaningful lives in their communities, free from abuse and neglect, and protected from harm.”  Anyone who signs the Code is eligible to be nominated. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 9.  Winners will be announced during a virtual awards ceremony in September.

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