Connecticut Law Firm Launches Bi-weekly Webinar Series Designed to help listeners focus on rarely-discussed legal topics

Connecticut Law Firm Launches Bi-weekly Webinar Series
Designed to help listeners focus on rarely-discussed legal topics

VERNON, CT, USA, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Gayle Klim
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Connecticut Law Firm Launches Bi-weekly Webinar Series
Designed to help listeners focus on rarely-discussed legal topics

Law firm Kahan Kerensky Capossela, LLP, also known as KKC Law, as a part of their ongoing mission to provide a top-notch client experience, is launching a bi-weekly webinar series starting this April. The goal of the new series is to help their clients and community learn about certain legal topics and conversations that may not come into discussion a lot, but can still be very important. The first four webinars have already been scheduled and will cover the following topics:

April 7th: With National Pet Day coming soon (April 11th), KKC Law attorney Allison Poirier will be hosting a webinar covering Pet Trusts. This is an important topic that many pet owners may neglect in their estate planning. Points to be discussed include:

● How to choose a caregiver for your pets when you are gone
● How to leave money behind for pet care, as well as how much money you should leave and what instructions you need to provide
● How to make the decision whether or not you need to establish a trust or can leave the money directly with the chosen caregiver

A short Q&A will be held after the webinar’s conclusion.

April 21st: KKC Law attorney Michael Kopsick will host a webinar on Cybersecurity Insurance Coverage. With the world becoming more digital than ever, many business owners still don’t have the necessary coverage to protect their company assets in the event of a computer crime or cybersecurity breach. The webinar will cover:

● The types of coverage available for cybersecurity insurance
● The steps that business owners need to take if they need to file a claim

May 5: KKC Law Attorney William Dakin will discuss when to think about long-term care planning.
Many people wait too long before considering planning. Others wait too long before beginning to explore government assistance options and related application. Learn what you need to consider and when.

May 17: KKC Law Attorney Stephen Sutton will discuss Elder Law

To register for any of these webinars, visit the link: https://www.kkc-law.com/webinar-series.

While topics haven’t been confirmed for future webinars yet, KKC Law has confirmed that this webinar series is planned to go on through the month of June.

About Kahan Kerensky Capossela, LLP, (KKC Law): KKC Law is a Connecticut-based legal practice that has been serving individuals and organizations for over 55 years. They support a wide variety of legal needs, from elder law to wills and probate to personal injury cases to residential/commercial real estate law, and many more.

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US BOARD MEMBER AND FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE GERRY SMITH AWARDED DCRO INSTITUTE CERTIFICATE IN RISK GOVERNANCE

Gerry Smith

The DCRO Risk Governance Institute

The DCRO Risk Governance Institute

Award of the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance to Gerry Smith of Phoenix, AZ, USA

Gerry brings chief executive and board experience to a perspective on risk that cuts across multiple industries and business plans, and this program further enhances the value he brings.”

— David R. Koenig, President and CEO of The DCRO Institute.

COLUMBUS, OH, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The DCRO Institute, a global non-profit focused on the advanced development of current and prospective board members, announced today the award of the prestigious Certificate in Risk Governance to Gerry Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The Certificate in Risk Governance is awarded to those who have successfully completed an intensive 17-course education program and evaluation. The curriculum is designed for board members who seek to advance the governance of risk-taking at their organizations and is taught by some of the world’s leading figures in risk governance. The program features lessons by nearly 50 board members, c-level executives, and well-known authors from five continents.

“We are pleased to award this distinction to Gerry as a board member committed to continuous improvement of his skills,” said David R. Koenig, President and Chief Executive Officer of The DCRO Institute. “Gerry brings chief executive and board experience to a perspective on risk that cuts across multiple industries and business plans, and this program further enhances the value he brings to his discussions with board colleagues,” he continued.

“For anyone that is trying to improve their corporate governance skills, I would definitely recommend the DCRO Institute program,” said Mr. Smith. “Completing the program will certainly enhance any executive’s ability to serve in a board or risk management executive position,” he continued.

The Certificate in Risk Governance program, also known as The Board Members’ Course on Risk™, is unique. No course on risk for board members as robust as this – depth, practicality, and global expertise – exists anywhere else. The fundamental Duty of Care for directors around risk is to ensure that our organizations are taking risk well in pursuit of our goals and ambitions. This course furthers the fulfillment of that duty. Information about the Certificate in Risk Governance program is available for download.

About the DCRO Institute – The DCRO Institute teaches current and aspiring board members to govern their organization’s risk-taking, so they are more likely to achieve their goals. Our goal, which is emblazoned on our logo, is to help organizations Innovate, Sustain, and Create Value. Visit www.dcroi.org to learn more.

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ChinaBio® Partnering Forum goes hybrid in May to accelerate cross-border life science partnerships globally

ChinaBio® Partnering Forum | May 10–14, 2021 | Shanghai and Digital

ChinaBio® Partnering Forum | May 10–14, 2021 | Shanghai and Digital

ChinaBio® Partnering Forum | Two days in-person

ChinaBio® Partnering Forum | Two days in-person

ChinaBio Partnering Forum | Three days virtually

ChinaBio Partnering Forum | Three days virtually

CARLSBAD, CA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The thirteenth annual ChinaBio® Partnering Forum will be held May 10–14, 2021, in a hybrid format; two days in-person in Shanghai, three days virtually, with a global reach enabling unprecedented partnering opportunities between companies worldwide and China’s fastest growing international healthcare market. The event is the largest and most well-established life science partnering conference spotlighting China, and its expanded five-day format with longer hours during the virtual portion of the event will allow widespread participation.

Registration and partnering details are available online.

“This is a prime time to take advantage of valuable opportunities with new partners and investors in China, without having to travel,” said Greg B. Scott, Founder and Chairman, ChinaBio® Group. “The event is the most important in China for connecting pharma and investors with China innovation and manufacturing, featuring a strong increase in important licensing deals with Western companies.”

“At a time when face-to-face interactions continue to be limited, we must find new approaches and creative solutions for fostering and maintaining the critical relationships that drive life science partnering, company growth and much needed therapeutics forward,” said Tina Gunnink, Managing Director, EBD US. “Our unparalleled partnering system facilitates seamless virtual meetings across the world through a video platform that allows person-to-person partnering.”

Companies, organizations and researchers interested in presenting their technologies or products available for partnering can apply to present now. Presentations will be pre-recorded and available to all registered delegates before and during the event.

ChinaBio® Partnering Forum is hosted by ATLATL and sponsored by Ascentage, BioDuro/Sundia, Bio2 Innovation Center, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cooley, Cytovance Biologics, Flanders Investment & Trade, Global Victoria, Hitgen, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Luoxin, Morrison Foerster, MSD, Pfizer, PRA Health Sciences, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis Groupe, Shanghai Lingang Economic Development Group Technology Investment Co., Ltd., Vetter Pharma and Visen Pharma.

Attending companies from China and across the globe include pharma, biotech, innovative startups, and researchers from leading universities and institutes, as well as VCs and other industry stakeholders.

Partnering information for ChinaBio® Partnering Forum is available online. Registration rates increase on April 2, 2021, information is available online.

Follow ChinaBio® Partnering Forum on Twitter:  @EBDGroup (hashtag: #ChinaBioPartnering).

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About EBD Group  
EBD Group's overriding mission is to help collaborations get started across the life science value chain. Our range of partnering conferences has grown to become the largest and most productive conference platform in the industry. Each one of our landmark events held in key life science markets around the world is powered by our state-of-the-art partnering software, partneringONE®, that enables delegates to efficiently identify and engage with new opportunities via one-to-one meetings. 

Today our events (BIO-Europe®, BIO-Europe Spring®, BioPharm America™, Biotech Showcase™, China Showcase, Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase, ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, Rare Disease Innovation and Partnering Summit, Imagine Health Summit, and BioEquity Europe) annually attract more than 15,000 senior life science executives who engage in over 50,000 one-to-one partnering meetings. These vital one-to-one engagements are the wellspring of deals that drive innovation in our industry. 

 EBD Group is an Informa company. For more information please visit www.ebdgroup.com. 

About ChinaBio® Group
Since its founding in 2007, ChinaBio® Group has successfully helped nearly 100 US, European and Asia-Pacific life science companies achieve success in China. Leveraging its consulting and advisory teams’ significant experience in China’s life science industry, ChinaBio® has helped its clients identify over 1,000 in-/out-licensing and M&A opportunities and raise over $500M in funding in China. Clients have included many global pharma and life science companies as well as early stage and mid-size companies in Europe, US, Korea and Japan, as well as China. ChinaBio® has also organized over 30 conferences in China focused on investment and partnering, and publishes ChinaBio® Today, the most widely read source for China life science news. ChinaBio® Group is headquartered in Shanghai with staff in San Diego, Silicon Valley, Canada and Switzerland.

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Don’t give in to fearmongering and hype – this year, let’s get Child Abuse Awareness Month right

“If only there were a Statistics Abuse Awareness Month,” child advocacy group says.

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Annual celebrations of “Child Abuse Awareness Month” have become exercises in “health terrorism” in which hype and hysteria stampede Americans into seeking “solutions” to child abuse that only make the problem worse, a national child advocacy group said Wednesday.

“The problem of child abuse is serious and real, but the solutions have been phony,” said Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform. “The distortion and exaggeration that typify child abuse ‘awareness’ campaigns promote phony solutions that make those serious, real problems worse.

“The problem is compounded by COVID-19,” Wexler said. “Half a century of this sort of hype has made it easy for us to believe a false and, yes, racist, master narrative that the moment mostly white middle-class professional ‘eyes’ aren’t on overwhelmingly poor, disproportionately nonwhite children, their parents will unleash upon them a pandemic of child abuse. The myth persists despite multiple national news organizations and scholars challenging it over the past year.

“It’s sadly appropriate that every year, ‘Child Abuse Awareness Month’ begins on April Fools’ Day,” Wexler said. He explained the origins of the problem:

“Back in 2003, one of the groups most responsible for fomenting hype and hysteria about child abuse came remarkably close to admitting they did just that – and that it had backfired. Rather like Dr. Frankenstein admitting he’d created a monster, in a 2003 Request for Proposals concerning how to improve their messaging, Prevent Child Abuse America wrote:

“’While the establishment of a certain degree of public horror relative to the issue of child abuse and neglect was probably necessary in the early years to create public awareness of the issue, the resulting conceptual model adopted by the public has almost certainly become one of the largest barriers to advancing the issue further in terms of individual behavior change, societal solutions and policy priorities.’

“In 2020, PCAA went further. They actually branded what they had done “health terrorism” – but refused to apologize for it.

“That helps explain why every April Fools’ day we are hit with a seemingly endless stream of cookie-cutter news stories and Astroturf op-ed columns (the kind written by national groups with blanks to fill in to make them sound home-grown) touting ‘Child Abuse Awareness Month’ – based on the bizarre premise that we are blissfully unaware of child abuse.

“Your typical Child Abuse Awareness Month news story or op-ed column follows a standard formula:

“1. Take the most horrifying case to occur in your community over the past year, the more lurid the better.

“2. Jump immediately from that story to a gigantic number which actually is only the number of ‘reports’ alleging any form of child maltreatment. Ignore the fact that the vast majority of those reports are false and most of the rest are nothing like the horror story. Rather, they often involve the confusion of poverty with neglect. Or…

“3. Use only the total number of cases that caseworkers guess might be true, but call them "confirmed" giving the guesses, which are simply the opinion of a worker checking a box on a form, far more credibility than they deserve. A major federal study found that workers are two to six times more likely to wrongly label an innocent family guilty than to wrongly label real child abusers innocent.

“4. Throw in huge lists of ‘symptoms’ or ‘warning signs’ that ‘might’ be ‘signs’ of child abuse – and might as easily be signs of any number of other things.

“5. Instruct us to phone the local child abuse hotline with any suspicion of anything no matter how vague and how dubious – indeed, it’s claimed, we should report based on no more than a ‘gut feeling’ – even though ‘gut feeling’ often is just another word for bias – and the system already is permeated with racial and class bias.

“6. Remind us that we are welcome to call the hotline anonymously – thereby encouraging those who want to harass an ex-spouse, a neighbor or anyone else against whom they may have a grudge to go right ahead, secure in the knowledge that they'll never get caught because they can conceal their identity.

“It all comes from an ends-justify-the-means mentality that says, in effect: What's a little distortion and exaggeration in the name of a good cause? In fact, such distortion and exaggeration can do enormous harm to children.

“Hotlines wind up with more false reports and trivial cases; children are harassed and traumatized by needless child abuse investigations – often including stripsearches as caseworkers look for bruises – and some of those children are consigned needlessly to the chaos of foster care. Caseworkers wind up even more overloaded by these false allegations, so they have even less time to find children in real danger. And this year, with COVID-19 still very much with us, all this risks spreading a deadly virus.

“If the people behind ‘Child Abuse Awareness Month’ (also known as ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’) really want to prevent child abuse then how about campaigning to ameliorate the worst effects of poverty?

“Poverty increases the stress that can lead to actual abuse and, poverty itself often is confused with ‘neglect.’ This can be seen by the fact that study after study shows even small increases in income significantly reduce what child welfare systems call ‘neglect.’
“If only there were a Statistics Abuse Awareness Month,” Wexler said.

Wexler noted that NCCPR has resources for any journalists and others interested in putting all this into context, countering the hype and hysteria and pressing for real solutions.

The National Coalition for Child Protection Reform is a small, nonprofit child advocacy organization that works to make that system better serve America’s most vulnerable children. Read what other child welfare leaders and journalists say about NCCPR here.

Richard Wexler
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Single Mother Evicted Twice In Six Months, Accuses Nevada Government of Racism & Corruption In New Book

“The ‘Real’ Criminals of Nevada”

Emerald Wilson-Bey vs. Vanessa Murphy, David Charn, KLAS, Nextstar Media Group

"I filed a lawsuit against a white man, charging him as Public Nuisance for coming into my apartment, afterwards I was evicted as a Nuisance, twice!"

"Aaron Ford might be the Attorney General, but he is not pulling the strings, have you noticed there is not a single African American Civil Rights attorney in Nevada? Not one lawyer to help? Why?”

— Emerald Wilson-Bey

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Businesswoman and part-time Author Emerald Wilson-Bey pens book number three, in an explosive account of Racial Discrimination and Corruption in her new book, "The 'Real' Criminals of Nevada". Available for pre-order now and due to go on sale at the end of this month, the author decided to put a microscope to the City of Las Vegas and State of Nevada government officials. With the help of private investigators, both "pro" and "amateur", she has been able to secure indisputable evidence of a full-blown conspiracy against her, and other things within the city she has outlined in the memoir. The book goes on to share her account of how she filed a lawsuit against a "white man" who worked at her Las Vegas apartment in 2018, she alleged he was entering when she was not home and other harassments. In the filing she charged him as being a "Public Nuisance" under NRS law, afterwards she moved away suddenly for family reasons. When she returned to Las Vegas, something the public figure announced to her social media, and likely indirectly announced to the city by registering her businesses with the state in August of 2020, she says the city conspired to retaliate against her for the 2018 lawsuit, and she immediately harassed and evicted twice in six months, and the charge was suspiciously, "Public Nuisance". Even after paying $30,000 upfront to move into the second apartment, and the retaliation continued there. With the help of private investigators, both "pro" and "amateur", she has been able to secure indisputable evidence of the conspiracy, and other things within the city and state employees for the sizzling manuscript. She even say's Las Vegas District Attorney Steve Wolfson, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, FBI Las Vegas's Special Agent in Charge Aaron Rouse, Nevada's Governor Steve Sisolak, Elisa Cafferata, current head of the state’s Equal Rights Commission, the Nevada Bar Association, both Henderson and Las Vegas Justice Courts, Attorney General Aaron Ford, Judges Melissa Saragosa, Anne Zimmerman and David Brown are all involved.

In the book she discloses how she decided to contact reporters Vanessa Murphy, David Charn, Scott McGruder and Dana Gentry about the suspicious evictions, the not being able to use the amenities, and other discriminatory events that occurred. Reporter Vanessa Murphy emailed her back "we don't cover stuff like that", a direct contradiction according to Murphy's last discrimination story, the only difference is the woman was "white" Emerald shares in chapter five of the memoir. Unable to find representation in the state, Emerald has since filed small claims lawsuits against all the reporters who refused to help her. She also attempted similar pro se lawsuits against each government agency and in an blatant civil rights and constitutional rights violation, her suits were illegally deleted from the court system and the fees refunded back to her, for a total of nine times. An action she says was done to "keep what's going on quiet". In chapter ten she describes how she reached out to Tyler Technologies, the creators of the e-filing system and asked them to "enforce their terms of use", citing the deletions of her lawsuits by Las Vegas Justice Court to protect government officials were unconstitutional and the tech company refused to budge, so she sued them too for $25. In an effort to bring attention to the situation and help someone else that might be a victim of the city's corruption, she spent the last several months writing a diary and collecting evidence, that she has now converted to the infamous book, the book will include standard text, but also over 100 images of corroborative evidence to support each allegation, due out April 30th! Uniquely the foreword reads: "Pro Hac Vice" representation wanted, offering handsome pay!". Pre-order today!

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The Future of Real Estate Exchange-Traded Digital Asset Securities

A summit on how a mere format change can unleash pent up demand for liquidity in the world’s single largest alternative asset class

COVINGTON, KY, USA, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — On April 7 at 11 a.m. EDT, CPROP, a blockchain leader in the real estate and FinTech space, will be hosting a free, one-hour online summit that focuses on ‘The
Future of Real Estate Exchange-Traded Digital Asset Securities'.

The event will feature distinguished panelists representing different stakeholder groups essential for exchange-traded digital asset securities to become a commercial reality – a government regulator, an institutional asset manager and a security token standards organization.

The panelists are Dr. Thomas Dünser, the Director of the Office for Financial Centre Innovation at the Ministry for General Government Affairs and Finance in Liechtenstein; Mr. Prabhu Raman, the Global Head of Investment Performance and Managing Director MIRA Real Estate at Macquarie Group; and Mr. Maximilian Bruckner, the Executive Director at the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V.

Mr. Sandy Selman, CPROP’s Co-Founder, will be facilitating the discussion on how the commercial real estate sector is moving forward (or not) in this area.

Interested parties can sign up for the event here. If you are unable to attend live, you can still register to receive a recording of the summit.

About CPROP
CPROP develops and deploys proprietary and white-labelled applications across the real estate value chain – using blockchain where appropriate – to help its partners and clients reduce business risk, address pain points and capture new revenue opportunities. Visit CPROP. CPROP tokens can be traded on the ProBit Exchange. For a more detailed explanation on CPROP’s proposed design for a regulated exchange for commercial real estate-backed digital asset securities, the Whitepaper can be downloaded CPROP's website.

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Sagacious IP Bags Indian Achievers’ Award for Strong Business Presence Across the Globe

Sagacious IP Bags Indian Achievers’ Award

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GURUGRAM, INDIA, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Sagacious IP, one of the world’s largest IP research and consulting firms, has been conferred with the Indian Achievers’ Award under the Global Achievers category for its business presence in multiple countries.

The Indian Achievers’ Awards is an initiative of the Indian Achievers’ Forum and are aimed at felicitating businesses that have achieved unparalleled success in their respective fields. These awards are given across more than 20 categories and numerous business areas such as Innovations, Healthcare, IT, Education, Banking & Finance, E-commerce, and Social Service.

Elated on this achievement, Anant Kataria, CEO at Sagacious IP stated, “On achieving this award in Global Achievers’ category, I am taken back to the Feb of 2008, before India’s start-up boom, when Tarun Kumar Bansal (Co-Founder) and I started Sagacious IP by renting a cozy 200 sqft. room in an Old Gurugram house – and how challenging it was to convince people to join Sagacious IP. And when my thoughts return to the present reality of our 300+ people located out of 9 offices in 6 countries, my heart is filled with immense gratitude for our team, our mentors, and our clients who have made it possible. It strengthens my belief that anything is possible with the right people, the right intent, and the right mindset. It also motivates both Tarun and I to keep growing and adding value to more innovators and their facilitators.”

Sagacious IP, which recently reached a milestone of completing 13 successful years, has been actively helping numerous Fortune 500 companies, startups, law firms, and entrepreneurs in creating, managing, and leveraging IP assets ever since its establishment. The firm opened its first office (headquarters) in Gurugram, India, and later established eight other offices globally – Seattle, USA; Chicago, USA; Toronto, Canada; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Shanghai, Mainland China; Tokyo, Japan; Bangalore, India and Nagpur, India.

The firm’s global expansion journey started in 2011 with the opening of its first overseas office in Shanghai, Mainland China. The following year it set up its office in Chicago, USA and expanded to Seattle, USA, and Toronto, Canada in 2017. Two years later, Sagacious IP successfully opened its first European office in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and also expanded its presence in East Asia with its office in Tokyo, Japan. In 2020, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm successfully expanded its team in China, partnered to form a Center-of-Excellence (COE) in Virginia, and onboarded Dr. Vinit Bapat as an advisor to fortify its position in Japan. Rooted in India with branches reaching some of the major geographies around the world, Sagacious IP plans to continue expanding its business and offering cutting-edge IP services to its global clientele.

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About Sagacious IP
Sagacious IP is an award-winning IP research and consulting firm working with the world’s largest companies, law firms, institutions, research organizations, and inventors to help them monetize, defend, and expand their patent portfolios and drive innovation within their industries. To learn more about Sagacious IP, visit: https://www.sagaciousresearch.com/

About Indian Achievers Forum
Indian Achievers Forum brings together individuals, entrepreneurs, businessmen, educationists, activists, professionals, et al on a common platform and honour them for their exceptional work with Achievers’ Awards in different categories. Once bequeathed with the awards, the winners and their stories are featured in the Achievers’ World magazine which then goes to a wide range of readers pan-India and overseas. The publication has been pioneering the cause for over a decade and a half. To learn more about the awards, visit: https://www.iafindia.com/

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CCHR’s Baker Act Continuing Education Courses Help Protect Citizens from Abuse

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

Speakers included attorneys Dennis L. Webb of Fort Meyers, Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Kendra Parris of Parris Law and the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

Speakers included attorneys Dennis L. Webb of Fort Meyers, Justin Drach of Theole Drach Law, Kendra Parris of Parris Law and the president of the Florida chapter of CCHR, Diane Stein.

Attorney Justin Drach stated that he feels like the group is moving in the right direction and that events such as this one will help bring about much needed change to the mental health law.

Attorney Justin Drach stated that he feels like the group is moving in the right direction and that events such as this one will help bring about much needed change to the mental health law.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

Tampa Bay area attorney and former Assistant Public Defender of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Carmen Miller, Esq., was the featured speaker at the seminar on mental health rights.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The virtual courses note the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act, areas of abuse and the unintended consequences.

Over the past several years, the abusive use of the Baker Act, especially when dealing with children, has repeatedly been reported in the media.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) began hosting continuing education courses for attorneys in 2018 in response to the alarming number of people taken into custody each year under the Baker Act.

Florida’s mental health law, known as the Baker Act, allows for individuals of all ages to be taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination. According to the most recent report there were over 210,000 Baker Acts initiated during 2018/2019 and more than 37,000 were on children. [1]

Over the past several years, the abusive use of the Baker Act, especially when dealing with children, has repeatedly been reported in the media. Headlines such as “6-year-old Florida girl “traumatized” after being involuntarily sent to mental health facility” and “Florida’s flawed Baker Act rips thousands of kids from school” are all too frequent and tell the stories of children and families that have suffered Baker Act abuse. [2,3]

Spurred into action by these stories and thousands of calls received from victims of Baker Act abuse, CCHR, a mental health watchdog, decided to begin offering continuing education on the law. After first receiving approval to host continuing education through the Florida Bar on the Baker Act for attorneys, the move to become a provider through the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling was a logical next step. The courses are now held virtually allowing attorneys and mental health professionals from across the state to attend.

Designed to educate those in attendance on the context and intentions of the mental health law as well as the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act and its unintended consequences, the course for mental health professionals is delivered by attorney Carmen Miller, a former assistant public defender in the Thirteenth Circuit in Tampa, with an extensive background in dealing with Baker Acts.

The course for attorneys is delivered by a team of professionals and geared towards not only covering changes to the law but also toward providing an opportunity for those in attendance to learn how best to defend their clients.

Both events are complimentary and are regularly held throughout the year. To learn more or to reserve a seat for the next virtual course, please call 727-442-8820.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit www.cchrflorida.org

Sources:
[1] Baker Act Reporting Center https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2018_2019.pdf
[2] WUSF Health News Florida COMMITTED https://wfsu.org/committed/
[3] Baker Act Abuse – Media Stories https://www.cchrflorida.org/baker-act-abuse/

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एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन ने 17वांवार्षिक “ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक” 1-7 अप्रैल, 2021 लांच किया

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — तुरंत रिलीज करने के लिए
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एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन (ADAO) ने 17वांवार्षिक “ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक” 1-7 अप्रैल, 2021 लांच किया

COVID-19 के कारण एस्बेस्टॉस-रोग से ग्रस्त रोगियों के लिए जोखिम बढ़ गया है, ऐसे में एस्बेस्टॉस को लेकर जागरूकता पहले से कहीं अधिक महत्त्वपूर्ण हो गई है।

वाशिंगटन, DC, USA —एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन (ADAO) जो कि एस्बेस्टॉस से संपर्क खत्म करने और एस्बेस्टॉस के कारण होने वाले सभी रोगों का खात्मा करने के लिए समर्पित एक अलाभकारी संगठन है, ने आज 17वें वार्षिक ''ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक'' 1-7 अप्रैल, 2021 को लांच करने की घोषणा की।

ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक शिक्षा, जागरूकता और रोकथाम के लिए है, जिसमें हर दिन अग्रणी संगठनों और विशेषज्ञों द्वारा शैक्षिक संसाधनों, वीडियो, और एस्बेस्टॉस के शिकार हुए रोगियों की कहानियों को पेश किया जाएगा। अधिकांश सामग्रियों को पांच भाषाओं (स्पेनी, फ्रेंच, पुर्तगाली, रूसी और हिन्दी) में अनुवादित किया जाएगा ताकि इसे विश्वस्तर पर जागरूकता के अवसर वाला सप्ताह बनाया जा सके। विश्वस्तर पर वर्चुअल मोमबत्ती जलाओ अभियान के साथ 7 अप्रैल को इस सप्ताह का समापन होगा।

हमारे पार्टनरों की क्षमताओं और सहयोग पर आधारित इस वर्ष ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक निम्न पर केंद्रित होगाः
1. एस्बेस्टॉस के खनन, उत्पादन और उपयोग पर प्रतिबंध
2. एस्बेस्टॉस से संपर्क की रोकथाम
3. मौजूदा कानूनों और विनियमों का अनुपालन और प्रवर्तन बढ़ाया जाना
4. अंतर्राष्ट्रीय साझेदारियां मज़बूत बनाना

“हमें विश्वस्तर पर लोगों के सामने अपने शैक्षिक संदेश प्रस्तुत करते हुए बड़ी प्रसन्नता है। COVID-19 ने उन लोगों के लिए दुनिया को और भी अधिक खतरनाक बना दिया है जो एस्बेस्टॉस के कारण किसी रोग से जूझ रहे हैं, और अब लोगों के लिए एस्बेस्टॉस के खतरों को, तथा घरों, स्कूलों, कार्यस्थलों और उपभोक्ताओं की शेल्फों में इससे संपर्क की रोकथाम के बारे में समझना पहले से बहुत ज्यादा महत्त्वपूर्ण हो चुका है।” मेसोथेलियोमा से ग्रस्त दिवंगत पति की विधवा और ADAO की सह-संस्थापिका लिंडा राइनस्टाइन (Linda Reinstein) ने इस बारे में अपने विचार रखते हुए यह कहा।

“सीधी-सपाट सच्चाई यह है कि एस्बेस्टॉस घातक है। एस्बेस्टॉस को मनुष्यों में कैंसर उत्पन्न करने वाला पाया गया है, और इससे संपर्क का कोई सुरक्षित स्तर नहीं है। नई संभावनाओं वाले जारी अनुसंधानों के साथ, इसकी रोकथाम ही एकमात्र इलाज है। लगभग 70 देशों ने एस्बेस्टॉस को प्रतिबंधित किया हुआ है, फिर भी अमेरिका में इसे आयात और उपयोग करने की अनुमति है।” ऐसा राइनस्टाइन (Reinstein) ने आगे बताया।

20 वीं शताब्दी में, एस्बेस्टॉस का विनिर्माण, जहाज निर्माण, और वाहन उद्योग में बहुतायत से उपयोग किया जाता था। हालांकि बहुत से देशों ने एस्बेस्टॉस को प्रतिबंधित किया हुआ है, लेकिन अमेरिका में ऐसा नहीं है। और इस पर पूरी तरह प्रतिबंध लगाए बिना, एस्बेस्टॉस में पाया जाने वाला कैंसर उत्पन्न करने वाला तत्व कानूनी तौर पर बना रहेगा, जिसे दुनिया के अनेक देशों में घातक माना गया है। दुनिया भर में हर साल, 200,000 से अधिक लोग एस्बेस्टॉस संबंधी रोगों के कारण मारे जाते हैं, जिनको बचाया जा सकता है।

ग्लोबल एस्बेस्टॉस अवेयरनेस वीक के बारे में अधिक जानकारी के लिए, देखें: www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org

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एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गनाइजेशन के बारे में:
एस्बेस्टॉस डिज़ीज़ अवेयरनेस आर्गेनाइजेशन (ADAO) को एस्बेस्टॉस के शिकारों और उनके परिवारों द्वारा 2004 में स्थापित किया गया था। ADAO अमेरिका का ऐसा सबसे बड़ा अलाभकारी संगठन है जो अपने शैक्षिक, जनपैरवी, और सामुदायिक कार्यक्रमों के माध्यम से एस्बेस्टॉस पीड़ितों और चिंतित नागरिकों की आवाज़ एकजुट करने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध है। ADAO एस्बेस्टॉस से संपर्क के खतरों के बारे में जनजागरूकता बढ़ाने का प्रयास करता है, एस्बेस्टॉस पर प्रतिबंध का समर्थन करता है और एस्बेस्टॉस पीड़ितों के नागरिक अधिकारों की रक्षा करता है।

Tracy Russo
Asbestos Disease Awareness Org
+1 310-251-7477
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

ADAO lanza su «17.a Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Amianto» del 1 al 7 de abril del

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, March 31, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — PARA SU PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA
31 de marzo del 2021

La «Organización de Concienciación sobre la Enfermedad del Amianto» (ADAO, por sus siglas en inglés) lanza su «17.a Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Amianto» del 1 al 7 de abril del 2021

Ahora que la COVID-19 pone a los pacientes que sufren la enfermedad del amianto en una situación de mayor riesgo, la educación sobre el amianto es más importante que nunca.

La Organización de Concienciación sobre la Enfermedad del Amianto (ADAO), una organización independiente sin ánimo de lucro dedicada a prevenir la exposición al amianto y a erradicar todas las enfermedades causadas por el amianto, anuncia hoy la presentación de la 17.ª Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Amianto, que tendrá lugar del 1 al 7 de abril del 2021.

La Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Amianto está dedicada a la formación, la concienciación y la prevención, ofreciendo cada día recursos educativos de organizaciones y expertos destacados, vídeos e historias personales de las víctimas de la exposición al amianto. La mayoría de los materiales se traducen a cinco idiomas diferentes (español, francés portugués, ruso e hindi) para que la semana ofrezca una oportunidad formativa global. La semana culmina el 7 de abril con una vigilia virtual a nivel mundial.

La Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Amianto de este año, que se basa en la fortaleza y la colaboración entre nuestros socios, se centrará en lo siguiente:
1. Prohibir la extracción, la fabricación y el uso de amianto
2. Prevenir la exposición al amianto
3. Fomentar el cumplimiento y la aplicación de las leyes y regulaciones existentes
4. Fortalecer las asociaciones internacionales

«Nos emociona poder difundir nuestros mensajes educativos a un público global. La COVID-19 ha hecho que el mundo sea un lugar aún más peligroso para quienes sufren una enfermedad a causa del amianto, y es más importante que nunca que la gente entienda los peligros del amianto y cómo prevenir la exposición en sus hogares, colegios, lugares de trabajo y en los lugares donde compran», explica Linda Reinstein, viuda a causa de un mesotelioma y cofundadora de ADAO.

«La pura verdad es que el amianto mata. El amianto es un carcinógeno reconocido y no existe un nivel de exposición a esta sustancia que pueda considerarse seguro. Si bien prosiguen las prometedoras labores de investigación, la prevención sigue siendo el único remedio. Casi 70 países han prohibido el amianto, pero en los EE. UU. se permite su importación y se sigue utilizando», afirma Reinstein.

Desde el siglo XX, el amianto se utiliza ampliamente en la construcción de edificios, la fabricación de buques y la industria automotriz. Si bien son muchos los países que prohíben el amianto, no podemos decir lo mismo de los Estados Unidos. Y si no se prohíbe completamente este carcinógeno, el amianto seguirá siendo legal y letal en muchos países del mundo. En todo el mundo, cerca de 200 000 personas mueren cada año por enfermedades previsibles causadas por el amianto.

Para obtener más información sobre la Semana Mundial de Concienciación sobre el Amianto, visite www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.

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Sobre ADAO (Organización de Concienciación sobre la Enfermedad del Amianto)
La Organización de Concienciación sobre la Enfermedad del Amianto (ADAO) fue fundada por víctimas del amianto y sus familias en el 2004. ADAO es la organización sin fines de lucro más grande de los EE. UU. dedicada a brindarles a las víctimas del amianto y a los ciudadanos interesados en este asunto, una voz unida a través de nuestras labores de educación, defensa e iniciativas comunitarias. ADAO busca asimismo aumentar la conciencia pública sobre los peligros de la exposición al amianto, abogar por la prohibición del mismo y proteger los derechos civiles de las víctimas del amianto.

Contacto de prensa:
Tracy Russo
tracy@upshiftstrategies.com

Tracy Russo
Asbestos Disease Awareness Org
+1 310-251-7477
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire