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Implementing Self-Directed Care for Adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness

Friday, May 29, 2015
1:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Self-Directed Care (SDC) provides adults diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness the opportunity to assess their own needs, to determine how and by whom those needs should be met, and to manage the funds to purchase those services. In this way the individual assumes control of their own path to recovery. As people take control of their lives and well-being they build their capacity as contributing members of society.  The self-determination movement and self-directed care programs are shifting the balance of control to the individual and creating a new paradigm for behavioral health services. SAMHSA has included self-directed care as a component of recovery. In this webinar we will explore the successes and challenges of implementing self-directed care as a peer-run program.  Our expert panelists will discuss various models of peer-run SDC programs and discuss funding options available for SDC. 

Learning objectives:

  • Implementing a Self-Directed Care programs.
  • Funding Self-Directed Care.
  • Self-Directed Care as a peer-run program.
  • Collecting appropriate Self-Directed Care outcomes.

Presenters: Patrick Hendry and Briana Gilmore

Register: https://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/selfdirected_reg/event/event_info.html