Center for Behavioral Health Takes Leadership Role In Defining Community-Led Treatment of Behavioral Disorders in Louisiana

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2018 Behavioral Health Symposium Raises Awareness and Resources for Local Communities

BOISE, Idaho and BATON ROUGE, La., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Center for Behavioral

Health (CBH), a nationally accredited outpatient treatment facility, today announced that Shay Swartout, LPC, Louisiana State Director for CBH, will participate in the 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium.Hosted by the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) on September 10-11, 2018, the symposium brings together professionals, consumers, family members, peers, advocates, community representatives, non-profit leaders, and public health officials to discuss the state of behavioral disorders. Ms. Swartout will participate in the master session panel, "Justice Involved Individuals with Behavioral Health Disorders: Innovative Community Programs to Better Serve Individuals with BH Disorders who are Involved with the Criminal Justice System." As a representative of the clinical world, Ms. Swartout will discuss a range of topics related to enhancing collaborations with the justice systems and behavioral health network, to include law enforcement, courts, probation/parole, correctional facilities, and other identified stakeholders serving this population. as well as funding and recommendations of best practices when applying outreach programs in other communities. The panel will be moderated by Rhett Covington, Assistant Secretary, Re-Entry Programs LA Department of Public Safety & Corrections. Other members of the panel include:·    Sheidra Boutte, SW 5A, Coordinator for Re-Entry Services, Capital Area Human Services District (CAHSD) ·    Lamar Briggs, BS, Deputy Sheriff (Ret.), Crisis Intervention Team Program Coordinator, Grant Parish Sheriff's Office ·    Holly Howat, Ph.D., Executive Director, Lafayette Parish Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee ·    Nick Richard, Executive Director, NAMI St. Tammany

"Awareness and teamwork among multiple parties is critical for the successful treatment of behavioral health disorders in local communities," said Brant Massman, President of Center for Behavioral Health. "We are excited to participate in this year's symposium and believe that Ms. Swartout's experience and perspective should provide great insight to the panel discussion."Specific details of 2018 Behavioral Health Symposium·    Date:         SEPTEMBER 10—11, 2018 ·    Location:     CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL 4728 CONSTITUTION AVE, BATON ROUGE, LA 70808·    Register:     https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ldhobh-2018-behavioral-health-symposium-changing-practice-changing-lives-tickets-47113357320About The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH)The Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the state agency that manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders. Based on the premise that people who receive proper care and a supportive environment can recover from mental illness and addiction, OBH is dedicated to the development of a competent workforce that is adequately trained and committed to the welfare of the people it serves. This includes ensuring the implementation of behavioral health best practices that are culturally competent, responsive to the changing needs of the service system, and built on a foundation of continuous quality improvement. OBH seeks to improve the general welfare of the citizens of Louisiana through the promotion of behavioral health best practices across the state. To achieve this objective, OBH in partnership with LPHI will host a summit in Baton Rouge during the fall of 2018.About Center for Behavioral HealthCenter for Behavioral Health is an accredited network of growing outpatient facilities and treatment centers that is focused on assisting people addicted to opiates. Learn more about Center for Behavioral Health by visiting its website or following it via social media.

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