Upcoming Non-Credit Verandah Activities
These non-credit verandah activities are open to all students on a first come, first serve basis. Contact instructor listed for additional information and to sign up.
|Community Organizing for Mental Health in DuPage County||Instructor: Shawna Rohrman|
|November 14, 2015||Time: 2:00 -6:00 p.m.|
DuPage United (DU) is a community organizing group that is working on improving interactions between mentally ill people and the police, and trying to develop a system in the Chicago area where people with mental health problems are directed to proper facilities rather than jails. DU will be inviting major governmental players to their Fall Assembly. The goal of the Assembly is to receive commitments from state and county leaders to make changes that will improve access to mental health facilities and reduce the number of mentally ill persons in jails. One thing DU will focus on is increasing the number officers trained in Crisis Intervention, which has been shown to reduce prison population of mentally ill. Students will attend the DU Fall Assembly to observe community organizing in action. For more information and to sign-up for this activity, contact Shawna Rohrman.