Reaching and Engaging Older Adults in Behavioral Health
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Reaching and Engaging Older Adults in Behavioral Health


Date: September 19, 2012

Time: 2:30 PM EDT - 4:00 PM EDT

Type: Webinar

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Leaders from research and community organizations will present promising approaches to reach and engage older adults in prevention and early intervention for depression, and alcohol and medication misuse. Presenters will discuss successful strategies to engage different racial and ethnic minority elders, immigrants, LGBT seniors, men and women. We will learn how to enlist consumers as partners in program outreach and peer education.  

The purpose of this webinar is:

  • To enhance the attendees’ understanding of substance abuse and mental health issues affecting older adults.
  • To share knowledge about evidence-based programs and associated implementation strategies targeting older adults at risk for substance abuse and mental health problems and EBP implementation strategies.

This webinar is a part of a Older Americans Behavioral Health Technical Assistance Center webinar series that provides a special opportunity to learn about critical behavioral health conditions and problems affecting older adults, including alcohol and prescription medication misuse and abuse, suicide, depression, and anxiety as well as evidence-based prevention and treatment programs to address these problems.


  • Kristen Barry, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Kimberlie Flowers, MSW, LCSW, Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, Lawrence, MA
  • Liz Smith, LCSW and Teresa Legault, MPA, Senior Reach, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Jefferson County, CO
  • Pat Pullins, LMSW, LCDC, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, Houston, TX
  • Andrea Garr, Un Nueva Amanecer/ A New Dawn, United Community Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mounir Dahdah, Consumer Advocate, Seniors Preparing for Rainbow Years (SPRY), Montrose Counseling Center, Houston, TX

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