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2014-07-09 23:04:04

Becomes Second Large County in Three Months to Authorize, Treatment Advocacy Center Calls the Vote a “Watershed” Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 San Francisco supervisors voted to implement Laura’s Law Tuesday¹, making it the second large California county in three months to authorize court-ordered outpatient treatment for at-risk individuals with serious mental illness who meet the state’s strict criteria. Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment...

2014-07-02 16:24:31

HARTFORD, Conn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 130 people with mental illnesses currently housed in two nursing homes in Connecticut will be able to live in community residences and receive appropriate support services under a settlement approved today by a federal judge. Approval of the agreement was obtained by the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities (OPA), supported by the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and...

2014-06-24 23:10:07

CarePlus was awarded a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to provide services to those with mental illness in Bergen County, New Jersey. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) was awarded a $300,000 grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) to provide the Involuntary Outpatient Commitment (IOC) program to those with mental illness in Bergen County, New Jersey. The program is...

2014-04-29 23:07:14

One bright spot in an otherwise grim picture is the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy and co-sponsored by more than 70 members of both parties in Congress, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The annual observance of Mental Health Month will not be cause for celebration as long as Americans with the most severe mental illnesses don’t receive the treatment they need to stay of out jails and prisons, off the...

2014-04-10 12:12:46

Older adults in treatment programs experience the same challenges as younger participants Statistics show that the amount of older adults in the criminal justice system has quadrupled in the past 15 years. Many of the adults have histories of mental health problems and are being placed in court-based treatment programs, where government officials and social workers tend to think that they are more likely to experience success compared to their younger counterparts. However, new research...

2014-04-08 23:28:09

In few places are the consequences of non-treatment more visible than our jails and prisons, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Ten times more individuals with serious mental illness are residing in state prisons and county jails today than in the nation’s remaining state mental hospitals, according to a new study from the Treatment Advocacy Center. “The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey” found that,...

2014-02-11 23:21:50

Where a person lives should not determine the treatment he or she is able to receive, says the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The majority of U.S. states are in need of significant improvements to their mental illness treatment laws to protect and provide for individuals in psychiatric crisis, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. What’s more, most states grossly underuse the laws they have. "Mental Health Commitment...

2014-01-27 08:28:05

RED BANK, N.J., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the state's Drug Court system rapidly expanding, the backlog of mental health and substance abuse assessments has reached epic proportions. Evidence has shown that timely intervention is a strong predictor of success for non-violent drug offenders; seeing this need, Two Rivers Evaluation Services (http://trevaluation.com/) has unveiled a first-of-its-kind technological solution to streamline the work of New Jersey's court-ordered...

2014-01-16 12:31:38

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Island-based law firm Abrams Fensterman today announced that Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq., an Executive Partner in the firm and Director of the Mental Health Law practice, has become name partner. Effective immediately, the official firm name is Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Wolf, LLP. With the only mental health practice of its kind in the nation, Ms. Wolf's practice concentrates in the areas of...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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