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OT included in new federal regulations for mental health service

Occupational therapy is now included in new federal regulation as a mental health service that must be available in participating community mental health centers providing Medicare partial hospitalization services. According to Heather Parsons, AOTA’s director of legislative advocacy, “It’s the first time in decades that the federal government has defined what quality community mental health should look like, and occupational therapy is included.”

Winter Friday Forum 2014 – Productive Occupations for the Well-Being of At-Risk Youth in San Francisco

POTAC and OTTP present

Productive Occupations for the Well-Being of At-Risk Youth in San Francisco

with Colleen Devine, MS, OTR/L, Katie Gordon, MS, OTR/L, Genevieve Cyrs, MS, OTR/L, Christine Haworth, MA, OTR/L, Cathy Nañez, MS, OTR/L, Nancy Jackson, MS, OTR/L,Natalie Pfeister Crittendon, MS, OTR/L, Diana Lin, MA, OTR/L, & Rita Chawla, M.Ed., OTR/L

Friday, February 28, 2014

Registration 12:30 PM
Presentation 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Location

Department of Children, Youth & Families

Fox Plaza, 1390 Market Street, Suite 900, the Mint Room, San Francisco, CA 94102

Program Description

This session provides an overview of the Occupational Therapy Training Program of San Francisco (OTTP-SF), a non-profit program that has served at-risk youth ages 5–21 in San Francisco since 1999. Four of OTTP’s unique programs will be highlighted to review specific assessments and occupation-based interventions that are used to promote health and well-being of at-risk youth who experience multiple barriers and traumas. Continue reading