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Here is the latest information on public mental health, intellectual disability, and substance abuse services in Virginia.

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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Conference to be Held Next Week in Charlottesville (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/12/26/cit-conference-held-next-week

Next week, Virginia will hold its second annual Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. CIT’s purpose is to address the challenging issues that often arise when law enforcement officers interact with individuals with mental illness in crisis situations. Media are invited to attend the event: October 22-23, 2012 Omni Hotel 235 West Main Street Charlottesville,...
New Children’s Mental Health Crisis Programs Underway (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/13/14/new-childrens-mental-health-crisis-programs-underway

New programs that will improve emergency response services for children experiencing mental health crises are starting in three regions across the Commonwealth. Efforts will focus on the creation of crisis response services for children, specifically mobile crisis teams, crisis stabilization units and child psychiatry. The goal of such services is to help children during a mental health emergency ...
Governor McDonnell Announces New Appointments to State BHDS Board (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/13/24/mcdonnell-announces-new-appointments

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced appointments to the State Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Board: Sandra Hermann of Virginia Beach, Community Resource Coordinator for Care Connection for Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Thomas J. Kirkup of Richmond Paula Mitchell of Roanoke, Vice President of Behavioral Health Services at LewisGale Regional Health System Anthony W. S...
Ribbon-Cutting Friday for New Residential Housing at Southeastern Virginia Training Center (SEVTC) (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/13/34/ribbon-cutting-at-sevtc

What: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for SEVTC’s new residential housing. Guided tours of several of the new residences will also be offered. When: Friday, May 11, 11 a.m. Where: Southeastern Virginia Training Center, 2100 Steppingstone Square, Chesapeake, VA 23320 More: The 2009 General Assembly allocated $24 million in capital funds to resize SEVTC to 75 beds. W.M. Jordan Company in Newpo...
DBHDS Child and Family Services partners with the Virginia Tech Richmond Center to help those in need (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/13/40/child-and-family-services-partners-with-va-tech

Janet Lung, director of Child and Family Services at the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), has partnered with the Virginia Tech Richmond Center on workforce development initiatives for more than five years. Lung, a licensed clinical social worker, holds a graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Social Work and has completed some...
Governor McDonnell Announces Settlement Agreement With the U.S. Department of Justice on Virginia's Intellectual and Developmental Disability System (Last Updated: Jun 05, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/06/05/10/05/mcdonnell-announces-settlement-agreement

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that a settlement agreement has been reached between the Commonwealth and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding Virginia's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the 1999 Supreme Court decision in the Olmstead case.  The investigation, which began in 2008 at the state-run Central Virginia Training Center in Lynchburg, was...
DBHDS Awarded Grant for Improvements to Children’s Behavioral Health Services (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/13/52/grant-for-improvements-childrens-behavioral-health-services

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) announced today that it has received a one-year, $586,718 “System of Care Expansion Planning” grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). A “system of care” is an organizational philosophy and framework that involves collaboration across government and priv...
Virginia Helps Equip Police Officers to Make Safer, More Efficient Responses to Individuals with Mental Illness in Crisis (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/13/58/va-helps-equip-police-officers

Next week, representatives from across the globe will gather in Virginia Beach to address the challenging issues that often arise when law enforcement officers interact with individuals with mental illness in crisis situations. Co-hosted by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Criminal Justice Services, the City of Virginia Beach, the National ...
Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute Infection Control Coordinator Cindy Jones Wins 2011 Governor's Award (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/14/06/swvmhi-wins-governors-award

At a ceremony today at the Governor’s Mansion, Governor Bob McDonnell congratulated Cindy Jones, infection control coordinator at Southwestern Virginia Institute (SWVMHI) in Marion, for being the winner of the 2011 Governor’s Award for Public Service for Workplace Safety and Health. Jones, of Washington County, was nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health an...
Commonwealth of Virginia Receives Letter from the Department of Justice Regarding the Central Virginia Training Center (Last Updated: Mar 26, 2014)

http://dbhds.virginia.gov/about-dbhds/news-and-press-releases/news/2014/03/26/14/43/va-receieves-letter-from-doj-regarding-cvtc

Yesterday evening, the Administration received the findings from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation of the Central Virginia Training Center (CVTC), regarding the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Supreme Court decision in the Olmstead case in 1999. The investigation, which began in 2008, comprehensively examined Virginia's structure f...