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City Council Work Session: Behavioral Health

Charlottesville City Council will hold a work session related to behavioral health.


 I.          Introduction to behavioral system of care and agenda – Kaki Dimock

 II.         Best practices in the community –

  • Maximizing our effort and coordinating our services:
    • Community Mental Health & Wellness Coalition - Elizabeth Irvin
  • Focusing on equity & building culturally responsive services
    • Central Virginia Clinicians of Color Network
    • Creciendo Juntos Mental Health Workgroup
    • Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) clinical consultation group
  • Ken Hardy training partnership w/ City, Coalition, & CAVA – Gene Cash
  • Organizational assessment process with Coalition and Region Ten – Lisa Beitz
  • Nationwide shortage of psychiatrists/prescribers – Lisa Beitz
  • Integrated care – Region 10 clinic & Boost – Molly Yates
  • Peer navigation and support 
    • Peer support - On Our Own – Erin Tucker & Cyndi Richardson
    • Navigation Services Partners for Mental Health - Roxanne Jones
    • Community-Bases Support Services at Region Ten – Deirdre Creasy
    • Stigma reduction – Myra Anderson  
  • Diversion opportunities
    • Mental Health Docket / Healthy Transitions – Ashley Bowles
  • Harm Reduction Approaches – Denise Bonds

III.        Review of items for follow up – Kaki Dimock

Upon written or phone request, the Clerk of Council will answer questions about Council business.

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting or (434) 970-3182.

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