142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Bearing the Burden of Mental Illness in the Prison System: Research Perspectives on Risk Factors, Funding and Services

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session offers national and local insight into one of the difficult 'end games' experienced by people with severe mental illness: the criminal justice system. Presentations lend insight by addressing utilization, risk factors for criminalization, outcomes and service delivery alternatives. This session is designed to be of interest to policy makers, researchers and practitioners.
Session Objectives: Identify how gender and clinical diagnoses differentially affect risk for criminal offending, including arrest and incarceration. Evaluate whether investment on the public mental health system reduces the number of jail inmates. Compare all cause and cause-specific death rates for former prisoners and the general population in Connecticut over more than 30 years.
Darrell Hudson, PhD, MPH

Criminal offending patterns in adults with serious mental illness: Clinical characteristics and gender as key risk factors
Allison G. Robertson, PhD, MPH, Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, Linda K. Frisman, PhD, Hsiu-Ju Lin, PhD and Marvin S. Swartz, MD
Mortality by Suicide and Substance use after Prison Release in Connecticut 1980-2012
Andrew Cislo, PhD, Robert H. Aseltine, PhD and Jonathan Dirlam
An evaluation of Advanced Supervision and Intervention Support Team (ASIST) program for high risk offenders with mental illness
Hsiu-Ju Lin, Ph.D., Eleni Rodis, M.S., Linda K. Frisman, PhD and Joseph Grzelak, PsyD.

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Medical Care Section, Socialist Caucus, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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