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Legislative Luncay
Article in the Miami Herald
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Baker Act system works, so why change it?
By Make Hansen
Article in the Tallahassee Democrat
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2014 FCCMH Awards Nominations
Nominations are being sought for the annual Florida Council for Community Mental Health (1) Direct Service Provider of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding behavioral health clinicians; (2) Supervisor/Administrator of the Year, which recognizes outstanding managerial staff; and (3) Peer Specialist of the Year, which recognizes outstanding employees with a mental illness.
Down the nominations forms

Goodbye Ms. Margaret!

Margaret's Retirement Luncheon A Success!
Staff accompanied Margaret out for lunch today. She received a Pandora bracelet as a retirement gift. We will miss you!

Compromise Reached On Bill
Article in the Charlotte Sun
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It is with regret but warm wishes that we announce the retirement of Margaret Parmer from the Council staff, effective April 22. Margaret's leaving marks the end of a 27 year era as she has served 4 CEO's in this time! She plans to enjoying her yard, spend time with friends and family, as well as doing some camping with her husband Wayne. We invite everyone to extend their good wishes to Margaret in her new endeavors.

Senate Bill Would Overhaul Baker Act Funding
Article in the Charlotte Sun
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Senate Bill Would Overhaul Baker Act Funding
Article in the Charlotte Sun
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For mental health crisis units, is this bill a fix, or is the fix in?
Article in the Tampa Bay Times
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A sneaky vote against mental-health care
Article in the Miami Herald
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Mental health crisis care at risk in Senate proposal
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Bill changes how state pays for mental-health services
Article in the Orlando Sentinel
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Manatee Glens is to dedicate “The Healing Wall”, a series of six panels with 50 tiles each, each painted by a Manatee Glens client or patient. The event takes place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8 in Manatee Glens West, 379 6th Avenue West, Bradenton. The Healing Wall was made possible by contributions of products, services and cash from several local artists, businesses and individuals.
For additional information, email Sondra Guffey.


2014 HR_CFO_CIO Forum

The Florida Mall Hotel
Orlando, Florida
May 14th - 16th

Rate: Inclusive of resort fee rate of $123.
Reservations: 1-407-859-1500

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Board Meeting
Jupiter Beach Resort
Jupiter, Florida
June 4th - 6th

Rate: Inclusive rate of $139.
(This includes, wifi, parking and resort fee) Reservations: 1-800-228-8810 (Request the FCCMH Board Meeting Rate) or online here using the special GROUP code of FCCMHB0604
Deadline to ensure room rate is May 5th.

2014 Guide to Behavioral Health
The Premier Florida Conference for
Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Health
Presented by FCCMH and FADAA
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Orlando, FL
August 6-8, 2014

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Board Meeting
Wyvern Hotel
Punta Gorda, Florida
October 15th - 17th


Board Meeting
Casa Monica Hotel
St. Augustine, Florida
December 10th - 12th

Room rate is $169. Discounted valet parking is also avaialble for $17.

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