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Dr. Greene's guests on this program were Darcy Gruttadaro, JD, the Director of the Child & Adolescent Action Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Howard Trachtman, the immediate past co-chair of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership's consumer advisory council. He is also a board member of NAMI-Massachusetts, and is on the executive committee of NAMI's Consumer Council, and chairs the Council's Restraint and Seclusion Committee. The discussion focused on the use of restraint and seclusion in American public schools and current initiatives to reduce its use. This program is sponsored by Lives in the Balance (www.livesinthebalance.org).
Shakyra Diaz, Policy Director of the ACLU of Ohio, examines the new state policy regarding use of seclusion rooms and restraints in Ohio public schools and she also discusses the issues around routine shackling of youth appearing in juvenile court
Cynthia is an active member of the autism community. She has a son who, through biomedical and therapeutic means, lost his diagnosis of autism and is a typical 16 years old. Cynthia was one of the seven mom’s who lobbied successfully for Steven’s Law that requires insurance companies to cover autism in the state of Arizona. She has written articles for Autism File, spoken nationally, produced a documentary on co morbid medical conditions, been interviewed by local news, Lifetime TV, Good Morning America and appeared with her son in The New York Times Magazine this last summer. She is the Vice President of Autism Society of Greater Phoenix. Currently, she is helping to run legislation on restrain and seclusion in this legislative session. She is also working with a group of lawyers to help parents with children with autism access good medical care with private insurance companies and using EPSDT to access appropriate care through Medicaid.
This week the Children's Law Center launched Stop Solitary of Ohio's Youth. This campaign focuses on bringing attention to and ending the destructive practice of isolating kids while placed in adult and juvenile correctional facilities, detention centers, and residential placements. On this podcast, Amy Fettig, the Senior Staff Counsel for the ACLU's National Prison Project, discusses why seclusion is harmful, provides an overview of how the practice is used, and updates listeners on efforts across the country to address the harmful practice.
Dr. Greene's guest on today's program was David Colton, Ph.D., a renowned expert on cultural changes in behavioral health care organizations that can contribute to the reduction of the use of seclusion and restraint, a topic on which Dr. Colton lectures internationally. Dr. Colton's expertise was very much in evidence on this program...a must-listen for any organization trying to reduce or eliminate restraint and seclusion!
Hear from witnesses to the seclusion and restraint of a Coalinga State Hospital patient, Riccardo King, who was forcibly medicated and tied down to a bed for a few weeks. The man was unable to understand commands, yet was being verbally and physically abused. Another sad story of abuse/neglect at CSH is presented.
Then, hear from a man who successfully exited CSH in 2012, when his "SVP" case was dropped in Los Angeles County court. Clem reports in and discusses his life now, in Texas.
Lots of ground covered on today's program -- a mom whose son becomes upset when he gets hurt phsyically, an emailer who noticed that the CPS model has moved from "baskets" to "Plans," from emergent to proactive, and from "compromising" to problem-solving -- but the most moving email came from a mom whose son is still being placed in restraint and seclusion at school.
Unlawful Restraint and Seclusion, Special Needs Legislation, Autism Insurance Laws, Secondary Education Advocacy with Mae Wilkinson http://www.examiner.com/pu
THE GLOW RAY / GLORY OF GOD
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. Col 1:27 NLT
The claustrum is a thin, irregular, sheet-like neuronal structure hidden beneath the inner surface of the neocortex in the general region of the insula. Its function is enigmatic.
Primitive Christians, the Essenes, fully realized and taught the great truth that Christ was a substance, an oil or ointment contained especially in the Spinal Cord, consequently in all parts of the body, as every nerve in the body is directly or indirectly connected with the wonderful "River that flows out of Eden (the upper brain) to water the garden."
Santa Claus, or Saint Claus, is derived from the sameroot word as "claustrum," from which "cloister" is also derived. Claustrum means a barrier, a covered place, seclusion. Cloister is referred to as a place of seclusion, and more especially as a place of seclusion for something holy, something dedicated to divinity.
An extraordinary interview with Bel Baca, a beautiful young woman who was born and raised in a sex cult. The cult was known as "Children of God", or COG, founded by David Berg who used the pseudonym Moses David, and lived in total seclusion and secrecy from his followers along with Karen Zerby who after his death continued to run the organization, and changed its name to "The Family International".
Bel, as a child who believed she was in a Christian group, was unaware the Bible's words were being twisted to suit the “prophet's”nefarious purposes. Shocking revelations during this interview include a 4-year-old Bel being witness to an orgy in which her open-marriaged parents were involved, as well as the way in which Bel came to find out the “prophet's” son violently reacted to years of sexual abuse. By the grace of something or other, Bel escaped and is a beautiful young woman on a mission to tell her story. She is in the process of writing a book to be published in early 2015. We will keep our listeners in the loop when the book is published.
On May 21, 2014, the State of Ohio reached a settlement that resolves similar allegations under two separate lawsuits; one stemming from ongoing issues that remained under a prior settlement reached in S.H. v. Stickrath (2008) and the second filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The recent order requires that the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) provide individualized treatment and programming for kids with mental health issues and stop the harmful practice of seclusion. DYS must also dramatically reduce, and eventually eliminate, its use of seclusion on all young people in its custody. On this episode, Al Gerhardstein, lead plaintiff counsel for S.H., discusses what changes have occurred in the past six years since S.H. was settled and the impact of the newest order.
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride.
Leave Lebanon behind, and come.
Leave your high mountain hideaway.
Abandon your wilderness seclusion,
Where you keep company with lions
and panthers guard your safety.
You’ve captured my heart, dear friend.
You looked at me, and I fell in love.
One look my way and I was hopelessly in love!
How beautiful your love, dear, dear friend—
far more pleasing than a fine, rare wine,
your fragrance more exotic than select spices.
The kisses of your lips are honey, my love,
every syllable you speak a delicacy to savor.
Your clothes smell like the wild outdoors,
the ozone scent of high mountains.
Dear lover and friend, you’re a secret garden,
a private and pure fountain.
Body and soul, you are paradise,
a whole orchard of succulent fruits—
Ripe apricots and peaches,
oranges and pears;
Nut trees and cinnamon,
and all scented woods;
Mint and lavender,
and all herbs aromatic;
A garden fountain, sparkling and splashing,
fed by spring waters from the Lebanon mountains.
Chapter 4:8-15 The Message