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Past Seminars

Event: Abuse Against People with Mental and/or Developmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities: Physical, Sexual and Verbal Abuse in Institutional or Community Settings

This seminar addressed the potential causes, ramifications, and preventive measures related to the abuse of people with mental and/or developmental disabilities.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library

Handouts are available on our Education page.

List of Speakers:

Dr. Bennett Leventhal, Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Deputy Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, UCSF School of Medicine

Dr. Clarissa Kripke, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine; Director, Office of Developmental Primary Care

Dr. Sheryll Casuga (Psy.D.), Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Intake & Assessment, Regional Center of the East Bay

Steven Bruce, Esq., Legal Director, People With Disabilities Foundation; Former Senior Staff Attorney, Social Security Administration

Micha Star Liberty, Esq., Founder & Partner, Liberty Law

Anthony Chicotel, Esq., Staff Attorney, California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform

Paul Buchanan, Social Worker, San Mateo County Adult Protective Services

Meredith Hardesty, Lived Experience 

Moderated by Steven Bruce, Esq., PWDF Legal Director, and Todd Teixeira, PWDF Deputy Director

Seminar meets the qualifications for 3 hours of California Board of Behavioral Sciences continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs.  Approved for 2.5 hours of MCLE in Elimination of Bias and 0.5 hours Legal Ethics from the State Bar of California.

Co-sponsors:    San Francisco Public Library Access Services;
The Inclusive Programming for People with Developmental Disabilities Committee of the San Francisco Public Library 



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