Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health (DCMH) is proud to announce the 2019 Fall Forum which will take place on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

The theme for the Fall Forum will be “Building Westchester’s Co-Occurring System of Care: Purpose, Vision and Improving Outcomes.” This is part of a Mid-Hudson County Regional effort to meet the complex needs of individuals who experience co-occurring disorders – a combination of mental health and substance use disorders – and other challenges, through the development and promotion of prevention programming, integrated treatment, quality improvement, supports and best practice models. This event will bring together behavioral health providers, community-based organizations, care managers, school staff, government officials, law enforcement, social services staff, peers, advocates and family members for a day of learning and sharing. 

Highlights include keynote speaker Dr. Marc Manseau, Chief Medical Officer, NYS Office for Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, remarks by Dr. Flavio Casoy, Medical Director, NYS Office of Mental Health Special Projects, along with a choice of 2 of 12 interactive workshops on skill development as well as implementation of co-occurring organizations and systems.

The event is sponsored through a partnership of the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health with the Westchester County Co-Occurring System of Care Committee (COSOCC), Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative, WMCHealth PPS, and the harris project.

County Executive Latimer said: “People living with both mental health and substance use issues is something we recognize as a growing concern in our County. Our Department of Community Mental Health works every day to link with partners around the community – both inside and outside government – to better serve our communities. I am proud of the fact that we can bring together so many experts eager to share what they know with the people of Westchester.”

DCMH Commissioner Michael Orth said: “Working with our partners is the key to success. From the time a person first starts to engage in services, through the support network of family, friends and peers, to the providers who work together in pursuit of recovery, every step is a collaboration built upon the efforts of each of the others. It is a privilege to have a community willing to share and collaborate at an event like our Fall Forum.”

For information contact Malika Richards (DCMH) at 914-995-5242 and for program/registration click to: