Family & Peer Perspectives Panel
The Family and Peer Perspectives Panel is intended to be an opportunity for participants to hear personal stories from people living with behavioral health conditions and intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Stories often include details about barriers to accessing services, positive and negative interactions with law enforcement, and feelings about the stigma and bias related to behavioral health conditions and disabilities. The goal is to have participants learn directly from those with lived experience. Family members or others who support people with behavioral health conditions and disabilities can be a helpful addition to the panel, but they should not replace the perspectives of those with behavioral health conditions and disabilities.
Time 110 minutes
Upon completing this module, participants should be able to:
Discuss the experience of people with behavioral health conditions or IDD from their perspectives;
Identify at least one barrier people face to accessing behavioral health and disability services;
Identify at least two areas of concern when individuals with behavioral health conditions and disabilities interact with law enforcement in the community; and
Identify at least three strategies for more effectively communicating and interacting with those with behavioral health conditions and IDD.