Hosted by: Darcy Gruttadaro, NAMI Child & Adolescent Action Center
Date: June 12, 2013 @ 12:00 p.m. EST
Duration: 1 hour, including time for questions and answers
Registration: To register, email Morgan Wallace. Instructions for joining the webinar will be sent closer to the webinar date. It important to note that this webinar is limited to 100 participants. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Overview: Circle Solutions and the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) cordially invites you to the third in a series of four rapid response webinars, entitled Mental Health and Schools- Why is this so important? This webinar will discuss the importance of ensuring that all school personnel understand the early warning signs or emerging mental illness and how to link students with effective mental health services and supports both inside the building and in the community mental health system. The series was developed with the philosophy that best practices should emerge from and be advanced by the field. Our guest speaker for this upcoming webinar is Darcy Gruttadaro, JD. Ms. Gruttadaro is the Director of the Child & Adolescent Action Center at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Under Ms. Gruttadaro’s direction, the Center focuses on building effective partnerships, addressing the needs of families and caregivers, and driving the debate in reforming the children’s mental health system. Ms. Gruttadaro serves on many national task forces, coalitions, and has been an advisor on multiple National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) research grant projects. Before joining NAMI in 2000, Ms. Gruttadaro worked as an independent legal advisor and policy analyst for the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA) and practiced law with the law firm of Harris, Beach & Wilcox. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth R. Fisher in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of New York. Ms. Gruttadaro earned her Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University.