The Three Legs of the Stool: A Framework for Person-Centered Community Mental Health Services That Do No Harm

Thursday, July 6, 2023
3:00-4:30 pm, Eastern time

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This webinar will showcase a framework for community mental health services developed by the Ashland County, Ohio Mental Health and Recovery Board. Using a three-legged stool model, the Mental Health and Recovery Board has operationalized person-centered practices throughout the County service system. The primary principle of the framework is borrowed from the Hippocratic Oath: Do no harm. The three legs, or sets of values, are: 1) Recovery and Resiliency, 2) Trauma-Informed Care, and 3) Medication Optimization.

In this webinar hosted by the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS), a panel of current and past leadership and people with lived experience of community mental health services in Ashland County will tell the story of how the framework’s principles and values have been operationalized. Panelists will provide information and inspiration for advocates, administrators, and service providers interested in how community mental health services can promote quality of life and wellbeing at the local level.

NCAPPS webinars include ASL interpretation, live English captions, and live Spanish interpretation. If you require any additional accommodations, please contact Saska Rajcevic (