The Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Inc. (MORC) is the premier resource for providing services and supports tor individuals wth developmental disabilites in southeast Michigan.
The Arc of Oakland County and the Oakland County Regional Inclusive Community Coalition are hosting a Town Hall Forum to discuss Medicaid rate setting and the future funding of the public mental health system on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Troy Community Center at 3179 Livernois in Troy, MI.
Speakers will include Willie Brooks, Executive Director, Oakland County CMH Authority, and Jerry Provencal, Executive Director of MORC, Inc. LIz Knisely, Director of CMH Services with the MIchigan Department of Community Health is also invited.
Critical issues regarding potential budget cuts in Fiscal Year 2015 will be discussed and all are encouraged to attend to become better informed about the potential effects of the budget situation on your services.
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If you have a child with special needs, planning for the future is essential. MORC is pleased to offer a free seminar on Special Needs Trusts by esteemed estate planning attorney, Rachel Doxsie. It will take place on Friday, July 18th, from 10 a.m. to Noon at our MORC Auburn Hills office.
This seminar will walk families through the process of creating a trust to help ensure the future of your special needs child as well as the rest of your family. If you are thinking about creating a special needs trust or even if you already have one, this seminar will go over the ever changing tax rules and pitfalls associated with creating a trust and will provide essential information to MORC families.
Rachel A. Doxsie, JD received her law degree from Michigan State University Detroit College of Law. Specializing in estate and tax planning and business development, Rachel has been a partner at Shea, Aiello, & Doxsie, PLLC since 2009. She is a frequent seminar presenter, and has presented on behalf of businesses and organizations, specifically discussing the need for estate and tax planning, proper business entity setup, and business liability protection. She is a member in good standing of Michigan Bar Association.
Registration is requested but not required. Call 248-276-8145 to register. Light refreshments will be served.
MORC's Center for Positive Living Supports is initiating the Mental Health First Aid program in Macomb and Oakland counties. The Center will train individuals from all walks of life, including school officials, law enforcement, health care workers, individuals in faith-based communities, families and the general public on mental health literacy – helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness.
“We are thrilled to bring Mental Health First Aid to our community,” says Kym Juntti, Director of the Center for Positive Living Supports. “This important educational effort goes a lot further than emergency intervention; it really helps people understand the shroud of fear and misjudgment facing individuals and families who experience mental illnesses and addiction. It will help rid this community of the associated stigma and move more and more people toward recovery.”
Mental Health First Aid is a 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual, the certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and a quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainees’knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma and increasing the amount of help provided to others.
Mental Health First Aid is being provided free of charge. To see available training dates and/or register for Mental Health First Aid training through the Center, visit www.positivelivingsupport.org or call 586-263-8748.