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Announcements, News and Updates on the Web

Below is a full list of information posted or updated on the DMH/DD/SAS web site. Be sure to refresh your browser to see the most recent updates. Items will remain for at least one month. Older announcements are not available.

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Updated tools have been added to the Provider Monitoring web page.
Focusing in on Crisis Prevention. Scroll down to Solutions News.
New material regarding Community Mental Health, Supported Employment and ACT added to Transition to Community Living Initiative.
Find information on NC TIDE Conference with special focus on I/DD issues.
The next NC 1915c Innovation Waiver Stakeholder Meeting is scheduled for 9/26/14, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Brown Building, Dix campus, Raleigh, NC. (Map) The first meeting was held 9/5/14. Its purpose was to introduce a new method of matching resources with an individual's needs in a way that is equitable and would be sustainable in years to come. Points discussed included: How to communicate these issues with stakeholders in order to maximize provider and family understanding and participation in system design; Ensuring that flexible and right-sized, individualized services are available; Use of the Supports Intensity Scale and other information to create a person-centered, Individual Support Plan; How utilization Review can focus on how services will help the individual's personal outcomes.
Finding DWI services has changed. Now anyone can use a listing that shows services available in each county.
Transitions to Community Living: In-reach tool and guidance manual effective 7/1/14 are available.
The Crossroads Mental Health Unit of the CarolinaEast Health System has been designated to treat individuals under petitions for involuntary commitment and has been added to the IVC listing.

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