Upcoming Meetings & Events

Monthly Meetings of Broome County Mental Health Department Community Services Board and Subcommittees

The monthly meetings of Broome County Mental Health Department Community Services Board and Subcommittees are open to the public. All meetings are held at the Broome County Mental Health Department, 3rd floor large Conference Room. There are no scheduled meetings during the months of July, August and November. During inclement weather, if the Binghamton School District cancels school, the meeting is cancelled. The general meeting schedule is as follows.

Community Services Board: 3rd Friday of the month, 12:00 noon.
Mental Health Subcommittee: 2nd Thursday of the month, 12:00 noon.
Alcohol/Substance Abuse Subcommittee: 2nd Monday of the month, 3:30 p.m.
Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities Subcommittee: 1st Tuesday of the month, 12:00 noon.

If you wish to attend, contact the Commissioner's secretary Pat Howe at 607.778.2351 to verify the time and date.


Past Events

Family Violence Conference (May 2, 2000)

ICP sponsored a conference on famility violence titled "Family Violence: The Continuum". This conference, which was held on May 2, 2000 in Binghamton, was the first conference of its kind to address the problem of family violence from an integrated approach.

Community Forum (October 25, 2000)

ICP held a Community Forum on October 25, 2000 at the Ramada Inn, Binghamton, New York to elicit community input to help it reinvent the way in which county services are planned, allocated, and managed for children and families. Approximately 100 individuals attended the forum, representing a wide range of local human service agencies and constituencies. A detailed report about the event is available

CCSI Conference (November 2, 2000)

"Partnering With Families : The Wraparound Revolution" conference was held November 2, 2000 at the Heritage Country Club in Endwell, NY. This full-day event was sponsored by the Coordinated Children's Service Initiative (CCSI), Catholic Charities of BC, Partnership 2000, BC Youth Bureau, and NYS Tier III CCSI. National speakers Karl Dennis, Executive Director of Kaleidoscope, Inc. and Vernessa Gipson, Regional Coordinator for the IIlinois State Board of Education and Educational Advisor for the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, introduced us to a new way of looking at children's services by using the "wraparound" process and teaching us how important the schools role is in wraparound planning. "A WrapAround intervention is developed and/or approved by an inter-disciplinary services team, is community-based, family focused, cost effective and unconditional. It is centered on the strengths of the child and family, is culturally competent, and includes the delivery of coordinated, highly individualized services in the life domain areas of a child and family." For more information about CCSI contact the Margo Doyle, CCSI Coordinator at 607.771.0923.

Recognizing Gang Presence and Activity (May 11, 2001)

ICP co-sponsored the May 11, 2001 "Recognizing Gang Presence and Activity" conference along with the Children & Youth Services Council of Broome County. Approximately 250 individuals attended this conference to learn about identifying gang activity and how it affects our youth and our community.





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