Webinar

Stepping Up: Communicating About Your Efforts to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

Mar. 15, 2018 , 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Contact Nastassia Walsh (202) 942-4289

More than 420 counties have joined the national Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. Although counties have made progress toward addressing this issue, many still struggle with how to effectively communicate about their work with the public and the media. During this webinar, county leaders will learn from national experts and their peers about strategies for engaging the public and media around Stepping Up efforts, including key messaging points and how to engage individuals with mental illnesses and their families to gain support for these efforts. Participants will also hear an update about the national Stepping Up Day of Action on May 16 and how to get involved in hosting their own local events.

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