March 19, 2019
First Lutheran Church
2900 Carson Street
We are fortunate to have Helena Ditko, LCSW, the Director of the Office of Family and Consumer Affairs for the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, speaking at our general meeting this month.
The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs was previously identified as two separate offices – Consumer Affairs, as Empowerment & Advocacy and Family Engagement. In 2014, the two combined to provide conversation, information, education and inspiration. Unlike the Patients’ Rights Office, which corrects error and investigates the violation of rights of consumers, the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs gives quality improvement to mental health services.
Helena Ditko and her office have been invaluable to many families and clients trying to navigate the mental health system. On Monday, March 18, Ms. Ditko will discuss her office, how they can assist families and persons with a mental illness, and various forms of treatment. When NAMI South Bay didn’t know where else to get help it has referred families to her office.
Please come. Meet and listen to Ms. Ditko. We believe you will find it invaluable for your family.
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DATE: MARCH 17, 2018
TIME: 9AM – 3PM
NAMI Los Angeles County Council invites the public to its 4th Annual Parent and Caregiver Conference.
This is a free event to the public (donations welcome).
CENTER AT THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS
555 W. TEMPLE STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
Parking is available; Public transportation is accessible on the Purple/Red Line.
Topics that are expected to be presented include:
- School-based mental health programs
- Individualized Education Program plans
- Foster/kinship program services
- Benefits services – SSI/SSDI
- Communication skills
- Crisis response
- Ask the doctor session with a child psychiatrist
- Panel session: “My Family Member Has Been Arrested”
In addition, we will have opportunities for the following discussions:
- Family Support Group (offered in English and Spanish)
- Signs and symptoms of mental illness
- Integrated care for co-occurring disorders
- Legal help for parents and families
For more information contact Alecia Ojinaga at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 299-2973. Here is the evitebrite link to the conference https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-and-caregiver-conference-tickets-41398535133