Aligning Our Work with Action: Communicating During Times of Unrest and Uncertainty
Thursday, January 18, 2018
St. Louis History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Do you find it hard to communicate about social justice? Are you being intentional about your communication efforts around social justice and unrest in our region? St. Louis has garnered media attention around civil unrest in our community and as nonprofits we need to know how to deliver appropriate messages during these times.

Join the Community Service Public Relations Council in a panel discussion about the importance of messaging during these sensitive, but monumental times. Discover how you can be a change maker and take action in your organization, by being a courageous communicator for social and equitable change.

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Misguided and Misdiagnosed: Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Friday, February 9, 2018, 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Clark-Fox Forum, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

On any given day in the United States, between 300,000 and 400,000 people with mental illnesses are incarcerated in jails and prisons. All too often people with untreated mental health disorders find themselves involved in the criminal justice system and subject to misguided policies and services that further compound the challenges they face. Pete Earley, journalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and author of Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, is all too familiar with these challenges. As the keynote speaker for this event, Earley will discuss his son’s battle with bipolar disorder and how the criminal justice system deals with the mentally ill through incarceration, not treatment. Following Earley, a panel will explore policy changes for improved access to and treatment of mental health illnesses, particularly in the context of the criminal justice system.

Featured panelists include:

  • Susan W. McGraugh, Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • David M. Montani, M.D., Clayton Behavioral
  • Karl Wilson, former CEO of Crider Health Center
  • Moderated by: Sean Joe, Associate Dean for Faculty & Research and the Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

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