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The Widest Net - Picking Up Where Communities Leave Off: Mental Health in Correctional Institutions

  • 20 Oct 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)


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Description: Society has been trying to figure out how and where to treat the seriously mentally ill for centuries. The goal of deinstitutionalization was to best serve patients through community resources however, this has not always worked out in practice. So where do they go? Unfortunately, the answer is often incarceration. Come find out more about how jails are rising to the challenge and serving our most vulnerable populations including managing suicide risk, specialized behavioral health stabilization units, competency restoration, discharge planning, and the award-winning Veterans Resurgence program in one of our Florida jails.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-973314

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how deinstitutionalization has led to trans-institutionalization
  2. Explain the scope and impact of serious mental illness (SMI) in community corrections
  3. Summarize behavioral health services offered in county jail correctional facilities
About the Presenter:

Meghan Mahoum-Nassar, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CCHP, Corporate Mental Health Director (Eastern States) Meghan is an experienced, licensed mental health counselor who manages NaphCare’s jail operations for mental health services. She provides clinical oversite to teams of mental health directors and licensed professionals at more than 20 jails in her region. Meghan works directly with clinical teams, corporate leaders, and custody partnerships to improve clinical and operational processes, implement and support specialized mental health programs (e.g., mental health stabilization units, veterans' resurgence programs), develop standardized forms and processes for the mental health department, and provides training as needed. Meghan brings a variety of experiences to NaphCare which include working as the clinical director responsible for trauma-informed care provided to adolescent victims of human trafficking, managing court-ordered treatment centers for patients with co-occurring substance use and mental health diagnoses, and managing the quality improvement and risk management department for a community non-profit organization (e.g., accreditation, incident reporting, corporate compliance, training, and process improvement activities).

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