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Statewide Forums on Elimination of Restraints
May 24, 2005

The Mental Health Support Process Committee of the Office of Mental Retardation’s (OMR) Quality Improvement Council has scheduled statewide forums during the month of June to discuss meeting the needs of individuals with challenging behaviors in an environment free from restraint. Partnering Toward a Quality Life Without Restraint is a positive approaches effort coordinated with the local Health Care Quality Units to address person centered planning, dual diagnosis, and local capacity.

For additional information regarding the forums and to participate in the discussion contact Courtney Coover at 717-787-1445 or ccoover@state.pa.us.

Forums are scheduled as follows:

Central Region: Forums will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
• June 16 at Danville Elks Lodge
• June 22 at Holiday Inn Milesburg
• June 29 at PaTTAN Harrisburg
• July 12 in York area (to be announced)

Northeast Region: For details call the Northeast Regional OMR at 570-963-4391
• June 21 in Scranton
• June 22 in Allentown

Southeast Region: Forums will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
• June 2 at Temple University, Kiva Auditorium
• June 7 at Norristown State Hospital, Bldg.#33

Western Region: Forums will be held from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
• June 15 at Mercer County Behavior Health Commission
• June 17 at Uniontown Holiday Inn
• June 21 at Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh
• June 23 at Knights of Columbus, Ridgeway
• June 29 at Ambassador Conference Center, Erie

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