November 17-20, 2005
Come join us in Hartford for NARPA's Annual Rights Conference. Learn and be inspired by outstanding presenters and each other. Whether you're a NARPA veteran or newcomer, come learn, have fun and re-energize for the personal and collective battles we must continue to fight - especially today with so many challenges to individual rights and liberty!
2005 Conference Keynoters:
Judi Chamberlin, Psychiatric survivor and activist since 1971 Author, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System,Co-Founder of the National Empowerment Center Some Reflections on Freedom and Advocacy--Looking Back and Looking Forward
Professor David Cohen, Ph.D., *Florida International University Author, Researcher, and Expert on Psychiatric Medications Doing Away with Prescription-Only Drugs**
[Peter Cubra, J.D.](/bios/cubra), Childrens Rights Attorney Founder, Advocacy, Inc. - Albuquerque, NM New freedom or old freedom? Just whose freedom are we working for?
[Aaryce Hayes, M.S.W.](/bios/hayes), Advocate Advocacy, Inc., Texas Herding Cats, Passing Restraint Legislation in Texas
Mark Davis, Advocate, Bisexual/Gay/Intersex/Lesbian/Transgender/Questioning Rights 20-year veteran of the consumer/survivor movement Freedom from the 4-F Club: Feeling Fabulously Fruity and Feisty
Well-known advocates and activists will present more than thirty workshops, including:
- David Ferleger, Evolution and Advocacy: Notes on the Development of Institutions and the Movement
- Peter Stastny, M.D., with an INTAR panel of Ron Bassman, Ph.D., Gisela Sartori, Jim Gottstein, Esq., & Sabine Dick, What Are Real Alternatives and Why Are They Not Available To 99.9% Of The People Who Need Them?
- From Berlin, Germany -- Peter Lehmann, Risks and Possibilities of Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs
- Jacki McKinney, M.S.W., & Celia Brown, What Do Social Activists Need to Know About Trauma?
- Judi Chamberlin, Recovery Through Individual and Collective Self-Determination and Empowerment
- Heidi Schissler-Lanham, Jane Hudson, J.D., William L. Grapentine, M.D., and Maureen Crossmaker, M.S.W., Reducing Chemical Restraint
- Susan Stefan, J.D., Significant Developments in Mental Health Law -- 2004-05
- David Popiel, J.D., Introduction to Fair Housing Law
- [Melissa Marshall and Advocacy Unlimited Advocates], From Patients to Advocates: Impacting the Institution from Within
- Dennis Feld, J.D., & Kim Darrow, J.D., Adult Guardian Statutes - The New Front in the Struggle for Self-Autonomy
- Dianne Dragon, Will Hall, & Oryx Cohen, Mental Health Alternatives: The Freedom Center of Northampton, MA
- Bob Fleischner, J.D., Seclusion, Restraint, Isolation, & Mental Health Services in Children's Detention Facilities
- Heidi Schissler-Lanham, J.D., & Jane Hudson, J.D., Reducing Chemical Restraint
- Bill Brooks, J.D., & Nancy Svirida, J.D. - The Anatomy of a Civil Rights Lawsuit Challenging Wrongful Commitment and Forced Drugging
- Bill Compton, M.A., Agnes Linzt, J.D., & Pamila Lew, J.D., California's Mental Health Services Act: Can We Transform the Mental Health System?
- Ira Burnim, J.D. & Peter Cubra, J.D., Managed Care in State Mental Health Systems
- Emmett Dwyer, J.D, Juvenile Justice & Special Education Disciplinary Procedures
- Tim Clune, J.D., Olmstead and Adult Homes In The Community
- Rosemarie Hall and Peter Stastny, M.D. -- Crossing the Blue Line: An Empowering Dialogue Between A Former Patient and her Psychiatrist
- Pat Risser, Men and Trauma
- Jennifer Mathis, J.D., Voting Rights Issues for People with Mental Disabilities
- Annette Deonarine, Teresa Rosario, & Advocacy Unlimited Advocates, Advocacy Education -- The Latino Initiative
- Judy Preston, J.D., Federal Investigations under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA) - Mental Health Issues
- Jonathan Dosick, & Dennis Feld, J.D. , Fresh Air & Grass Roots
- Paul Wright and Antonio Ponvert, J.D., Prison and Psychiatric Disability: Issues and Strategies
- Delphine Brody, Leticia Muniz-Guevara, Larry Vaughan, Ph.D., & Nancy Thomas, Stigma and Discrimination: First-Hand Experiences and Perspectives
- Bill Brooks, J.D., and Bob Factor, M.D., Impeaching and Otherwise Challenging Psychiatric Testimony
- Film Screenings & Discussions with award--winning filmmakers:
And much more...
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY
The Conference begins with check-in registration at 4 PM with the first plenary at 6 PM followed by a reception on November 17. The Conference ends at 12:30 on Sunday, Nov. 20.
For more information contact NARPA via the web.
For more than two decades, NARPA has provided an educational conference with inspiring keynoters and outstanding workshops. We learn from each other, share with colleagues and come together as a community committed to social justice for people with psychiatric labels and developmental disabilities.
We invite YOU to join US in Hartford, CT, November 17-20, 2005.
NARPA 2005 November 17-20, 2005 Sheraton Hartford Hotel 100 East River Drive East Hartford, CT 06108