Spring 2017 Webinar Series
Making The Invisible Visible: Addressing The Mental Health Needs of Those with Developmental Disabilities
The purpose of this webinar series is to highlight underserved and vulnerable populations and offer participants the current knowledge about effective services and treatment for these populations. The aim of this series is to facilitate discussion that inspires positive change. This series of four webinars begins with the Deputy Director of the Office of Health Equity’s overview of the definition of health equity and the State of California’s plan to promote health and mental health equity for all Californians. In the following webinars, experts will discuss evidence-based services and treatments for specific underserved communities. This is the third of the series.
By the end of this talk, participants will be able to:
- Understand the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities.
- Recognize the most pressing mental health service gaps for those with developmental disabilities.
- Identify promising practices to better support individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Presented by Yona Lunsky, Ph.D. CPsych
Professor Yona Lunsky is a Clinician-Scientist in Adult Neurodevelopmental Services and Director of the Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD) Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Her research has focused on the mental health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. She studies psychosocial risk factors for psychiatric disorders and health service utilization patterns in this population.
Moderated by Carolyn S. Dewa, M.P.H., Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC Davis and the Director of Outcomes and Evaluations for the Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis.