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Larned State Hospital will host its 11th Annual Mental Health Conference on August 11-13 in the Larned Community Center. Among the topics to be addressed in depth at the conference are DSM-5 personality disorder, mastering dialectical behavior therapy and ethics and boundaries for professionals treating people who are sexually abused.
The conference will be co-chaired by Larned State Hospital’s Staff Training Specialist Travis Reed and Director of Activity Therapy Chris Baker.
Governor Sam Brownback, flanked by cabinet secretaries and advocates from across the state, today announced his administration’s plans to continue strengthening the delivery of mental health services in the State of Kansas.
“I remain committed to strengthening and expanding access to timely, quality mental services and improving outcomes for all Kansans,” Governor Brownback said. “This is one of the priority initiatives of my administration, and we have taken some significant steps forward. We are making direct investments in ways we believe will pull the state together to address this challenge. I have asked all of the state agencies to become actively involved in coordinating their efforts.”
KDADS schedules two additional public session conference calls to discuss Home and Community Based Settings Final Rule and Transition Plan.
CMS expects all states to develop a Transition Plan for each waiver that provides assessment, strategies, and timelines for meeting with the new rules. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services would like your comments on this Transition Plan before it is submitted to CMS.
If you or a loved one need information about the long-term supports and services available in Kansas, the Aging and Disability Resource Center, or ADRC, is the place to go. ADRC is the single entry point for older adults and persons with disabilities to connect with local experts who can help them choose a long-term care option. The ADRC call center line is answered Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. Or you can leave a message after hours. The ADRC is at work for every Kansas community. For more information, call your local ADRC at 1-855-200-A-D-R-C. Thatís 1-855-200-2372. Or, visit the website at www.KSADRC.org.