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The Future of Community Mental Health Services in Lancaster County

NASW Nebraska Chapter & the Lincoln Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace Presents:

“The Future of Community Mental Health Services in Lancaster County”

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

● Panel discussion, free and open to the public
● Tuesday, February 26, 7 p.m.
● First Plymouth Congregational Church (Pilgrim Hall), 20th & D Streets, Lincoln

Licensed Mental Health Professionals can receive 1.5 CEU's

The public is invited to a free panel discussion titled “The Future of Community Mental Health Services in Lancaster County” to be held 7 p.m. Tuesday February 26 at First Plymouth Congregational Church (the Pilgrim Room). Please enter through the west door.

Panelists include Jane Raybould, Lancaster County Commissioner; Dean Settle, former Executive Director of Community Mental Health Services of Lancaster County; and Topher Hansen, JD, Executive Director of CenterPointe.

The recent tragedy involving gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has once again highlighted the need for communities to prioritize community-based mental health care. Lincoln and Lancaster County are no exceptions. The current review of our county's mental heath care programs begun over a year ago by the Lancaster County Board may bring sweeping changes to these programs.

Panelists will address the question: How can we best meet the real needs for community mental health services in Lancaster County?

The event is co-sponsored by the Nebraska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and Nebraskans for Peace.