Gallery view

1979 June 20

Miller, Jerome G., 1931-2015

National Center on Institutes and Alternatives activity report

Washington (D.C.) - Discussing recent activity of the NCIA, including the organizations expose of the "Scared Straight" program and juvenile alternative correctional treatment systems advocacy. Current and project activities include a child advocacy program and juvenile decarceration project. Prospective grants include seeking funds from the National Endowment of the Arts to fund a national gallery for art created by ins... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1979

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (U.S.)

Riker's Island Mental Health Services Delivery Assessment and Recommendations

Washington (D.C.) - Executive summary evaluating the psychiatric and psychological services on Rikers Island. Findings indicate "little evidence of a cohesive mental health program" with little effective diagnoses or treatment. The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives recommends restructuring of the mental health delivery system, criticizes and makes recommendations on the use suicide aides and their lack of ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980

Cole, Richard W. (Richard Wayne), 1949-

Report of the Boston State Hospital Case

Massachusetts - Concerning the Court of Appeals affirming the District Court's injunctive order in Rogers v. Okin, with some aspects of the decision altered.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1982

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (U.S.)

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives current projects

Alexandria (Va.) - Current projects of the NCIA include Client Specific Planning, providing courts and parole commissions, the NCIA newsletter, a public information office, and the Firebird Gallery which accepts institutional art from across the United States. Past projects include a national study of jail suicides, staff development, and new board members.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Mar. 14

Livingston, Gary

ECT task force

Proposing that ECT is used to control patients and that if Creedmoor reframes the procedure as voluntary, then it will be available to those who request it and not foisted upon non-compliant patients as a form of punishment. Communicating the story of an individual who committed suicide after expressing profound frustration and despair at his treatment, which consisted of ECT. Encouraging Creedmoor to... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 June

Livingston, Gary

June reports

New York (N.Y.) - Discussing unfulfilled promises to patients, unfair ward restrictions, and the need for clarified privilege guidelines. Describing problems of individual patients. Including a questionnaire from Livingston for employees and patients regarding his future "Ombudsman Speaks" column in the Creedmoor Times; asking how patients and employees would define "individual care and treatment" and what their ideas ... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 Mar. 24

Livingston, Gary

Forensic unit

New York (N.Y.) - Discussing the response to a psychotic episode suffered by a member of the forensic unit. Describing attitudes of hopelessness among patients and encouraging leadership to be more considerate of the reasons for and triggers of psychotic "breakdowns."

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 May 14

Livingston, Gary

7/25/80 Reports

New York (N.Y.) - Reports titled "Questionable treatment policy on SSU, bldg. 1" and "Forensic unit, bldg. 1: a joke, and a tragedy." Discussing the possible administrative reasons for the violence which occurs on the SSU Unit. Criticizing the use of a token economy as furthering the patients' feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. Questioning the parole and release processes in response to a new Criminal Procedur... more

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1980 May 14

Livingston, Gary

5/14/80 Reports

New York (N.Y.) - Discussing the status of Livingston's position as ombudsman as well as issues with forced drugging and over-reliance on psychiatric medication at the facility.

Judi Chamberlin Papers

1985 June

National Institute of Health (U.S.)

Consensus development conference statement Electroconvulsive therapy

Discussing the perceived risks and benefits of ECT, how to determine eligibility for treatment, the issue of informed consent, various methods of application, standards, and possibilities for future research.

Judi Chamberlin Papers