April 20th Virtual Session: Info and Input on DRW’s Mental Health Advocacy

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DRW’s Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illnesses (PAIMI) program provides advocacy assistance to protect the human and civil rights of children and adults with serious mental health conditions. This work is supported by a PAIMI Advisory Council, who advises DRW’s staff and the Board of Directors on policies and issues that affect people with mental illnesses and helps to set priorities for the PAIMI program.

Join us on April 20th!

DRW’s PAIMI Advisory Council invites you to a virtual session to learn about DRW’s PAIMI advocacy assistance and systemic work for children related to schools and youth justice. Share ideas and thoughts on the support and resources most needed for youth and adults with mental health needs, and provide suggestions on priorities for DRW’s mental health advocacy.

The session is open to all via Zoom. We are especially interested in hearing from people who receive mental health services and parents and guardians of youth who receive services.


View the complete agenda for the April 20th Virtual Event here (accessible pdf).

View the recording for the April 20th Virtual Session here (closed captioning available).

  • Welcome, Teresa Wargo – DRW PAIMI Advisory Council Chair
  • Opening Remarks – Lea Kitz, DRW Executive Director
  • DRW PAIMI Advocacy Assistance and Systemic Work addressing access to education and youth justice: Phyllis Greenberger, Lead Advocacy Specialist
  • Discussion: share your questions and suggestions, facilitated by the DRW PAIMI Advisory Council

Register Now for the Virtual Session

Accommodation Requests

Captioning will be provided for this Zoom event. To request other disability-related accommodations, e-mail barbara.beckert@drwi.org by April 2nd. We will do our best to address requests received after that date.

Registration Form