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Free Live Stream Seminar – Abuse Against People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities: Physical, Sexual and Verbal Abuse in Institutional or Community Settings

Members of NCIL’s Task Force on Violence & Abuse will be tuning in to the following live stream. We are proving this information for NCIL members who may also be interested in this topic (no endorsement implied).

This seminar will address the potential causes, ramifications, and preventive measures related to the abuse of people with mental and/or developmental disabilities.

Audience: The general public; people with disabilities, their doctors, nurses, facilities staff, caretakers, families, and friends; legal community; mental and social service providers

  • Monday, August 18, 2014; 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Note Time Zone)
  • Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library
  • 100 Larkin St., San Francisco CA 94102
  • Enter at 30 Grove Street and proceed to lower level
  • Live stream instructions

List of Speakers:

  • Dr. Clarissa Kripke, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine; Director, Office of Developmental Primary Care 
  • Dr. Bennett Leventhal, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Deputy Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, UCSF School of Medicine
  • Dr. Sheryll Casuga (Psy.D.), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Intake & Assessment, Regional Center of the East Bay
  • Steven Bruce, Esq., Legal Director, People With Disabilities Foundation
  • Micha Star Liberty, Esq., Founder & Partner, Liberty Law
  • Anthony Chicotel, Esq., Staff Attorney, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform
  • Paul Buchanan, Social Worker, San Mateo County Adult Protective Services
  • Meredith Hardesty, Lived Experience with Mental Health Issues
  • Elizabeth Grigsby, Consumer Rights Advocate, Golden Gate Regional Center
  • Moderated by People With Disabilities Foundation

More information

  • Free Admission. To RSVP or to make a donation, email or call (415) 931-3070.
  • The Main Library is wheelchair accessible. To request other accommodations, call (415) 557-4557 or contact Requesting accommodations at least 72 hours in advance will help ensure availability.
  • Seminar meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs. Request for approval for 3 hours of MCLE in Elimination of Bias from the State Bar of California pending.
  • Co-sponsors: San Francisco Public Library Access Services; The Inclusive Programming for People with Developmental Disabilities Committee of the San Francisco Public Library
  • Coming soon: Abuse Against People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities Part 2: Prison and Law Enforcement Contexts

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