The Family and Youth Roundtable is hosting their 4th annual Stigma, Discrimination, and Disparities in Children's Services Conference February 13 - 15, 2013. This conference’s purpose is to share learning experiences on what public systems, community based organizations, schools, researchers, families and youth are doing to ensure equity in children’s services. So make sure you head on out to San Diego be a part of what is quickly becoming the "go to" conference on stigma and discrimination. The Children's Mental Health Network will be there in full force documenting the new learnings that will come out of this conference so be sure to come by and say hello. You can check out the amazing lineup of speakers here.
This week we are featuring Dr. Patrick Corrigan who is currently Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the Institute of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Corrigan serves as the Principal Investigator for the DCISR as well as Chair of the Executive Committee and Director of Operations. In this capacity, Dr. Corrigan works with Executive Committee members to direct the Operations, Principal Research, and Research Methods Cores and manages issues of communication and dissemination. Dr. Corrigan has paired with Dr. Jon Larson in this Center and will be conducting a study investigating the role of Consumer Operated Services in Adherence and Empowerment. Visit his website here.