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Treating abusers with mental illness and also treating the victims is very difficult in this state. There are only 3 psychiatrists in my town and none are taking new patients. There are plenty of psychol...
TH
08/12/2009
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The Division of Intellectual Disability Services (formally the DMRS) in TN, as part of its pre-employment requirements for Direct Support agencies providing services to the intellectually disabled in the s...
Daniel Gillars
07/22/2009
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Do most corporations typically view reporting mental illness behavior as a form of loyalty?
Susie
05/13/2009
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What do individuals with mental illness comprehend the nature of their violent behavior (stalking, physical abuse, sexual assault) towards caretakers, family members, friends, and co-workers?
SSB
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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Hosting an April 2010 multidisciplinary training on special needs sexual assault victims, including those with mental health issues. Suggestions for speakers and resources?
Nancy Hoffman
05/13/2009
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Hope Glassberg
05/14/2009
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Our state sexual assault coalition is partnering to coordinate a training next April on special populations of sexual assault victims, including with mental health issues. Suggestions for speakers & r...
Nancy Hoffman
05/13/2009
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What's one good approach for victims that seems to have developed a mental health issue (not sure what they are, mapy PTSD, major depressive disorder) since the murder of her loved one. She often calls wa...
D. Gardner
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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Julienne Cross
05/14/2009
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In the Community that I work as a prosecutor-based Victim Advocate, cases where defendants are found to be mentally incompetent are dismissed. But some of these offenders continue to offend without any re...
Brenda
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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What kind of evaluation on the emotional age of a survivor regarding consent is possible for a psychiatrist or psychologist? Our prosecutor is seeking information on the emotional age as opposed to the chr...
Stephanie Bowma
05/13/2009
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How effective have you found Drug or Mental Health Court programs in addressing the needs of the victim opposed to the offender?
Nellie Kendrick
05/13/2009
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Multiple personalities – Does a person know that they have multiple personalities? How do you deal with someone who says they have multiple personalities at a shelter? Who thinks they should not b...
Angela C. Jeffe
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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I am wondering how other states and other jurisdictions in Washington State bridge the gap between restoration treatment facilities and CDMHP's. I have been working with a victim whose ex wife is former l...
Anne Marie
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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In trying to help victims better understand sentencing,treatment, and access to information, I tell victims that the criminal justice system deals with punishment of the defendant and that the mental healt...
cv
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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Are there any inserivce training materials that officers could use for role call training in helping officers to deal with either victims of mental illness or people who have mental illnesses that commit c...
Officer Gelman
05/13/2009
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What reading material(s) would you recommend for parents/care giver currently dealing with physically aggressive behaviors (possibly abusive) from their child with developmental disabilities (autism, MR, e...
Dari
05/13/2009
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How are other states dealing with offenders and can you provide some input on your experience working with Mental Health Court programs?
Nellie Kendrick
05/13/2009
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Would initiating specific "Mental Health Court" Within the current criminal court system help to alleviate some of the discussed concerns or would this violate HIPPA Laws for the defendants
Amy Garris
05/13/2009
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Many victims' of crimes committed by people with mental illness ask for explanation of the difference between defendant being found not guilty by reason of insanity and guilty but insane. Is it the indivi...
cv
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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How does one respond to a domestic violence victim in discussing safety where it's assumed that her attacker has a mental health issue and that he/she is refusing to seek assistance and the victim is tosse...
D. Gardner
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/26/2009
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Do you believe there is a way for offenders with mental illness to provide restitution by seeking treatment?
L. Wesley
05/13/2009
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Are there any guidelines that can also be given to victims of domestic violence that are subjected to those who are suffering from mental illnesses?
Kathryn
05/13/2009
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We deal with identity theft and sometimes the perpetrator is a member of the family, such as a spouse, parent, child, etc. They may also be abusive or simply cannot understand they are hurting someone. Any...
Linda Foley
05/13/2009
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Carol Dorris
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/13/2009
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Any suggestion of best language or methohd to use in discussion with heads of mental health facilities and advocates, when trying to create and/or enhance their understanding of the victims' rights and nee...
CV
05/13/2009
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Carol Dorris
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
05/13/2009
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Do victims with brain injuries suffer with anything accept speach that would either make them appear to have a mental illness, or can they have a mental illness as a result of a brain injury?
linda sorenson
05/13/2009
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linda sorenson
05/13/2009
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James Reinhard
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