Wednesday September 14, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Woodland Commons, UMass Dartmouth 
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747

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Dana Bienkowski 
UMass Donahue Institute 

Improving Organizational Capacity to Serve Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders 

Please join the Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center at the MA Department of Mental Health and the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the MA Department of Public Health for a presentation on co-occurring disorders (COD) among youth.

While estimates suggest that between 50 to 75 percent of young people with a substance use disorder also experience a co-occurring mental illness, it is not uncommon for someone to receive treatment for one condition but not the other.

At this half-day event, attendees will learn more about COD among youth and what organizations can do to reduce fragmentation and improve their capacity to serve youth with COD.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about how they can apply to participate in a COD learning community that uses the NIATx model of process improvement to support them in making organizational changes to improve outcomes for youth with COD.


Please park in Lot 7 and follow signs for Woodland Commons.  See Campus Map for more details.