Treatment vs. Incarceration for People with Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Bloomington, Ind.—Centerstone will host the latest in the free monthly Breakfast Learning Series: “Treatment as an Alternative to Incarceration for Offenders with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders,” this month featuring Linda Grove-Paul, MSW, LCSW, and Gisoo Barnes, Ph.D. Speakers will outline the effects of a continuum of evidence-based treatment options that are necessary for comprehensive diversion, and explore the positive outcomes of collaboration between community-based treatment, service providers, and the criminal justice system.

The workshop will be held Friday, December 11, 2009, 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church (2120 N. Fee Lane—Bloomington). It’s open to the public; breakfast is provided, no reservations are necessary; and continuing education credits will be available upon request (with a $5 processing fee for non-Centerstone employees). For more information, contact Amy Williams (812-314-3413), or check the Centerstone Web site at: http://centerstone.org/events.

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or explore our website.