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About LA MHaDDE Program

Los Angeles Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Education (LA MHaDDE) Program

Program Description

Westside Regional Center (WRC), in collaboration with North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC), Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LADMH), the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (USC UCEDD), the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) and other partners aimed to develop a training collaborative for staff from area regional centers, Department of Mental Health agencies, center-based programs, behavioral health agencies, school districts, physicians (including pediatricians, family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatrists), occupational, physical, and speech therapists, and psychologists.

The LA MHaDDE Program consisted of a series of cohort-based trainings, culminating in a final area-wide conference. In addition, the LA MHADDE program was overseen by a Dual Diagnosis Collaboration Task Force, which included approximately 20 representatives from each stage of the service delivery configuration among both the mental health and developmental disabilities systems of care and throughout the Los Angeles area. The Task Force provided educational oversight, including curriculum development and review; training evaluation and adaptation and developing a vision of a collaborative system of referrals, collaboration, and follow-up; and future directions for the program.

Program Goals

The goals of the cohort-based training collaborative were:

  1. To educate participants on recognition, screening, referral, evaluation, treatment, and supports for children and adults with dual diagnoses of developmental disability and mental health disorder (individuals with dual diagnoses) in the Los Angeles area
  2. To establish and maintain a meaningful collaboration between agencies, clinicians, service providers and families of individuals with dual diagnoses
  3. By entering into this training collaborative, participants will contribute to enhancing the quality and systems of care for individuals with dual diagnoses

LA MHaDDE Program Summary

This project manual provides an overview of the LA MHaDDE Program, including outline of program steps used in developing and implementing the program and information about the Cohort-Based Training Collaborative Series and Southern California Stakeholders’ Conference.

Dual Diagnosis Collaboration Task Force

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Administrative Team & Acknowledgements

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Spring 2010 Conference Series

Challenging Behaviors across the Lifespan: Medical, Psychiatric, and Developmental Etiologies in Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (May 8th, 2010)

  1. Conference Flyer
  2. Managing Psychiatric Medications for Children and Adults to Improve Behavioral Outcomes (Mark DeAntonio, MD)
  3. Early Recognition of Developmental and Mental Health Conditions in Children and Adolescents (Martin T. Stein, MD)

Putting the Pieces Together: Behavioral Recognition and Intervention for People with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities (May 12th, 2010)

  1. Conference Flyer
  2. Dual Diagnosis and People with Developmental Disabilities (Laura Broderick,MS)
  3. Putting the Pieces Together: Communication and Intervention (Barbara Devaney, LMFT, REAT)
  4. Crisis Management (Stephanie Young, LMFT)

Addressing Behavioral Challenges in the Therapeutic Setting: Behavioral Recognition and Intervention for People with Mental Illness and Developmental Disabilities (June 9th, 2010)

  1. Conference Flyer

Fall 2010 Conference Series

Strength-Based Tools for Success: Working with Challenging Behaviors in People with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Issues (October 28th, 2010)

  1. Conference Flyer
  2. Dual Diagnosis and People with Developmental Disabilities (Laura Broderick,MS)
  3. Useful Tools for Success: Working with Challenging Behaviors in People with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Issues (Jennifer Keany, MFT)

Exceptional Behaviors, Innovative Responses: Strategies for Assessment and Therapy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Issues (November 5th, 2010)

  1. Conference Flyer
  2. Where the Body Meets the World (Alice Kibele, PhD, OTR/L)
  3. Sensory Processing, Behavior and Self-Regulation Strategies (Alice Kibele, PhD, OTR/L)

Working Together Towards Success: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Assessment and Management of Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders (November 10th, 2010)

  1. Conference Flyer
  2. Having a Plan: Management Strategies from a Psychiatric Perspective (Eraka Bath, MD)

Managing Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (December 2nd, 2010)

  1. Conference Flyer
  2. Managing Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors (Clarissa Kripke, MD).

2011 Administrator Luncheon

Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Optimizing Care through Cross-System Collaboration for Individuals with Mental Health Issues and Developmental Disabilities (March 4th, 2011)

  1. Conference Flyer
  2. Building and Sustaining Coalitions: Optimizing Care through Cross-System Collaboration (Paul Frisina, Lisa Kimura, Paul McIver, Larry Schallert, Laura Shotzbarger, Sandee Sumber, Peggie Webb & John Youngbauer)

2011 Southern California Stakeholders’ Conference

Seeking Success, Building Bridges: Best Practices in Assessment, Management, and Intervention for Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health (April 15th, 2011)

  1. Conference Flyer

LA MHaDDE – Presenting in the Community

The Los Angeles Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Education (LA MHaDDE) Program (October 19th, 2011)

  1. The Los Angeles Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Education (LA MHaDDE) Program (Alicia Bazzano, Erica Schuster, Agnieszka Spatzier, Peggie Webb, Larry Schallert & Danise Lehrer)