After the Asylum Nov 6-8 2014
Three days of interactive, multi-media events and discussions about the ongoing legacy of deinstitutionalization. Linking the past to the present through presentations, art, photography and film to foster better mental health policy, practices and understanding.History in Practice curriculum.
See link below for information on a Nov 6 – 8 conference at SFU downtown:
The conference is free and you can register at this link:
The conference is the culmination of a pan-Canadian study of the history of psychiatric deinstitutionalization and the relocation of mental health care from residential facilities into community settings. The diverse research findings and multi-media research and educational products of the After the Asylum team demonstrate that academic and community partnerships which explore past practices and models offer contemporary policy makers and mental health practitioners a valuable set of tools for future decision-making.
The conference is supported through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research dissemination grant and community partners including: ActiveHistory.ca<http://ActiveHistory.ca> (Ian Milligan); Coast Mental Health Foundation (Darrell Burnam); Gallery Gachet (Cecily Nicholson); MPA Founders (Lanny Beckman); Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC) (Victor Willis); The Riverview Hospital Historical Society (Anna Tremere); West Coast Mental Health Network (Adrianne Fitch); Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada (Rob Wilson); VCMHA Consumer Involvement and Initiatives (Simon Davis, PhD); Tertiary Mental Health for the Interior Health Authority of BC (Dr. Paul Dagg).
Debbie Sesula, MA, CPS, Coordinator
Sea to Sky Peer Support Program, North Shore Adult Community Mental Health Services
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