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National Association for Rights Protection & Advocacy (NARPA) Annual Meeting

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Choice, Not Force is theme of NARPA's 2010 annual meeting. NARPA is a founding sponsor organization of MindFreedom International.

What
  • Conference
When Sep 08, 2010 04:00 PM to
Sep 11, 2010 12:00 PM
Where Hilton, Atlanta, George, USA
Contact Name
Contact Phone (205) 464-0101
Attendees All welcome.
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY



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2010 ANNUAL RIGHTS CONFERENCE

September 8-11, 2010

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland St. NE
Atlanta, GA  30303 USA


Choice, Not Force


Conference begins Wednesday evening and ends at noon Saturday

Three Conference Tracks include:

  1. Guardianship/Forced Treatment/Restraint
  2. Recovery and Peer-Run Programs
  3. Force and  Coercion: Beyond the Institutional Setting



CLEs and  CEUs will be offered! Updates will be posted to our website!


Check NARPA’s  website www.narpa.org  
or e-mail narpa@aol.com for information and updates.     



CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

 

POSSIBLE TOPIC AREAS FOR WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS


    Rights Issues                                        Action and Advocacy
    Cultural Competence                             Alternatives to the Medical Model
    Strategies Against Forced Treatment        Informed Consent
    Seclusion and Restraint                         Trauma and Healing
    Children’s Issues                                 Legal Strategies
    Prison Issues                                     Innovative Strategies for Change
    Community Organizing                            Public Policy/Legislation

The incorporation of diversity and multicultural perspectives into the above themes is encouraged.  All workshops are approximately 90 minutes.


Deadline for Submission March 15, 2010; electronic notification April 15, 2010.  

         For more information, contact NARPA at narpa@aol.com or (205) 464-0101. 

Mail proposals to NARPA, P.O. Box 40585,  Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 or e-mail to narpa@aol.com
           
Electronic submissions preferred. 



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Lauren Tenney, psychiatric survivor activist from New York State

First involuntarily institutionalized, at 15, Lauren Tenney is a survivor of psychiatry. She has been involved with the user and survivor movement since 1992. Her goal is to help stop forced psychiatric procedures, detainment, and confinement, human rights violations, psychiatric abuse and torture. Of particular concern are the elimination of forced electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) on people of all ages, but particularly children and senior citizens, forced drugging, restraints, seclusion, behavioral interventions, and coercion of any kind. Lauren, a Mad-Activist/ Artist/ Author/ Academic/ Adjunct Professor is coordinating The Opal Project, an outcome of participatory action research she coordinated for field research in the PhD program in Environmental Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation topic is: "The Institutionalized "Community." She became involved with WE THE PEOPLE when the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights and MindFreedom International needed someone on the ground in Brooklyn, New York to coordinate a response where Esmin Green was murdered-by-neglect. She now lives in Albany, NY with her service dog-in-training and cat. For more info: www.TheOpalProject.org and www.etrash.tv
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