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CCHR Hosts Educational Webinar Series on Mental Health Law

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CCHR Florida’s head office is located in downtown Clearwater.

Tampa Bay-area attorney and former Deputy Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., will be the guest speaker at the July 9 seminar.

Tampa Bay-area attorney and former Deputy Public Defender for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., will be the guest speaker at the July 9 seminar.

It was reported during the Baker Act Task Force that approximately 30% of children being Baker Acted in Pinellas County alone did not meet the criteria.

It was reported during the Baker Act Task Force that approximately 30% of children being Baker Acted in Pinellas County alone did not meet the criteria.

As reported by the Baker Act Reporting Center, a staggering 35,965 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children across the state.

As reported by the Baker Act Reporting Center, a staggering 35,965 involuntary psychiatric examinations were initiated on children across the state.

According to the Center for Patient-Centred Outcomes Research, every year tens of thousands of young people in foster care suffer damage to their health due to the unnecessary prescription of several psychotropic medications.

According to the Center for Patient-Centred Outcomes Research, every year tens of thousands of young people in foster care suffer damage to their health due to the unnecessary prescription of several psychotropic medications.

The Florida Mental Health Act, Chapter 394, is divided into five different parts and covers a huge amount of information, including involuntary exams.

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — To better protect human rights in mental health, the Florida Chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is organizing two free webinars on mental health law health in June. The webinars will cover the topic of involuntary examination in Florida, called the Baker Act.

The first online event will be held on July 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This webinar will be moderated by attorney Carmen Miller. Ms. Miller served as an assistant public defender in the Thirteenth Circuit for many years in Tampa, and is now in the private sector specializing in cases of those committed involuntarily under the Baker Act. This webinar is designed to provide mental health providers with a better understanding of the Baker Law, including its history, use, impact on human rights, and steps to take while protecting vulnerable people and their rights. . The general public is also invited to attend.

Specific learning objectives will include:

1. Understand the legal background and intentions of the Baker Act.
2. Be able to describe the laws regarding involuntary examinations.
3. Be able to identify basic human rights affected by the Baker Act and unintended consequences of the law.
4. Get action steps to protect yourself, your children and everyone affected by the Baker Act.

Titled “Foster Children & The Baker Act,” the second webinar will take place on July 30 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. This online event is being held to raise awareness and social workers, guardian ad litem, caregivers and adoptive parents are all invited to join the conversation about the flaws in the foster care system and how many of these children end up by being sent to involuntary psychiatry. exams, called Baker Act.

Specific learning objectives will include:

1. What foster children experience when thrown into the system and how this relates to parents, guardians and caregivers.
2. Fundamental rights that are impacted by the foster care system.
3. How the Baker Law is applied to foster children.
4. What steps can be taken to better protect these children from abuse.

CCDH is dedicated to the protection of children and has worked for decades to restore and protect the mental health human rights of all Floridians. For more information on how to protect your rights or to register for the webinars, please call 1-800-782-2878.

About CCHR: Originally established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuse under the guise of mental health and enact protections for patients and consumers . L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, was the first to make psychiatric imprisonment known to the general public: , you are. All in the name of ‘sanity’,” he wrote in March 1969.

Diane Stein
Florida Citizens Commission on Human Rights
+1 727-422-8820
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