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The 20th Anniversary Family Cafe Videos

Florida’s Behavioral Health System for Children, Youth and Young Adults

Florida’s behavioral health system has undergone significant changes over the last five years, resulting in a system that is confusing and challenging for parents, caregivers and professionals assisting them. This presentation provides an overview of Florida’s current behavioral health system for children, youth, and young adults. Participants learn about what agencies provide behavioral health services, what services and supports are covered by the department, and how to access them. In addition, the presenters provide resource information targeted to parents, caregivers and youth. The presentation also provides an overview of System of Care Principles which the Department of Children and Families is working to infuse into the service delivery system.

Florida’s Behavioral Health System for Children, Youth and Young Adults

 

Families Engaging in Coordinated Systems

Learn how state agencies, family and consumer-run organizations, and providers are all working together to create a more comprehensive, coordinated System of Care for the individuals receiving services in Florida. This presentation discusses the core values of a recovery oriented system of care, and shares how key stakeholders and communities are implementing these concepts, and how you as an individual can get involved.

Families Engaging in Coordinated Systems

 

Becoming Civically Active and Engaged in 2018 and Beyond…

This interactive session offered participants a step-by-step guide about how to become involved in local communities and on the national level. Among the areas covered are where to find information that will help people with disabilities and their allies become more informed, as well as concrete guidance on how to engage policy- and decision-makers.

Becoming Civically Active and Engaged in 2018 and Beyond…

The 20th Anniversary Governors Summit on Disabilities

The Annual Governor’s Summit on Disabilities presents a unique opportunity to hear from leaders of both the Executive and Legislative branches of our state government, as well as representatives of multiple State Agencies that serve people with disabilities in our state. Here in our 20th year, we are very proud to continue the practice of connecting Floridians with disabilities with decision makers at the highest level of state government, to foster a productive dialogue about the issues facing Floridians with disabilities, and the impact public policy has on their daily lives.

The 20th Anniversary Governors Summit on Disabilities

 

 

From Athlete to Activist: One Activist’s Story

Mia Ives-Rublee has dedicated her life’s work to civil rights activism. She began her journey as an adapted athlete, competing internationally in track, road racing, fencing, and crossfit. She obtained her Masters in Social Work and began working with people with disabilities to help them find employment and independence in their communities. She worked as a research assistant at UNC Chapel Hill Department of Emergency Medicine and researched mental health crisis interventions. Mia does public speaking across the country on issues related to social justice and enabling everyone to participate fully in all aspects of society. More recently, she began working for Women’s March, founding and coordinating the Women’s March Disability Caucus.She helped coordinate accessibility services for over 41,000 Disabled people at the first Women’s March on Washington and continues to advocate that Women’s March remain fully inclusive. For her work on the Women’s March on Washington, Mia was named by Glamour Magazine as one of 2017’s Women of the Year Award.
 

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