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Current Trinity Workshops

Common Hour Workshops, Fall 2017

September 19, 2017

Dangremond Family Commons, Common Hour

“Mental Health, Law Enforcement and the Judicial System: Problems and Solutions”

Sept 19 event 2016 Norko et al - Assessing Insanity Acquittee Recidivism in CT.pdf

Sept 19 event Improving police interventions during mental health related encounters past present and future.pdf

Sept 19 event meta-analysis crisis intervention training for police.pdf​

Mental illness—a complex interaction of biological factors and the social and cultural environment—can be difficult to treat and is often misdiagnosed or left undiagnosed: stigma and fear of negative consequences may lead some to avoid treatment. The discussion will focus on mentally ill people in US prisons (more than in hospitals receiving treatment) and recent events that call for greater education and law enforcement training. 

Erin Leavitt-Smith (Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services, State of Connecticut) has worked with incarcerated persons with mental illness and designed, implemented and assessed programs for first responders.

Sohrab Zahedi, MD (UCONN Health, Division of Correctional Managed Healthcare) is a principal psychiatrist at the Hartford Correctional Center & a medical officer at Tangerine Project.

Joined by Trinity Professors Jason Gockel (Psychology) and Rebecca Beebe (Anthropology)

Q&A to follow

A light lunch is provided


October 19, 2017

Dangremond Family Commons, Common Hour

In affiliation with Bridging Divides:  Higher Education's Role in Advancing Understanding and Promoting a Just Sociery, TIIS  welcomes Sarah Schulman to discuss "Conflict is not Abuse".

More information to be provided


October 26, 2017

Rittenberg Lounge, Mather Hall, Common Hour

Filmmaker Peter Kahane


November 2, 2017

Dangremond Family Commons, Common Hour

More Information to be provided.

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