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Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - Events and Announcements
During AU's 38th Graduation Ceremony, AU Board of Directors President John Sims and AU Executive Director Karen Kangas, Ed.D, presented DMHAS Commissioner Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Ph.D, with the 2009 Karen Kangas Award for Excellence in Advocacy for his outstanding contributions to the field of mental health and substance use disorders...
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - 3rd AU Young Adult ''Super Advocate'' Graduation
AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas and AU Young Adult Program Director Lyne Stokes, M.Ed., provided welcoming and opening remarks and also led the graduation presentation.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - Shining Stars
The "Shining Stars" project was conceptualized by AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas and implemented by Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. through a grant from SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. - Young Adult Super Advocate Graduation Ceremony
The commencement ceremony featured keynote speaker Dr. Kenneth Marcus, DMHAS Medical Director; Dr. Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., DMHAS Commissioner; AU Executive Director Dr. Karen A. Kangas; and AU Program Director and young adult class instructor Lyne Stokes, M.Ed. Other speakers included John Sims, President, AU Board of Directors; Brandon McMahon, Super Advocate Graduate; and John Ciambrello, Y.A.S. Case Manager, Bridges.
Sandy Hook: AU's Involvement and Response
January 29, 2013 - AU Executive Director Dr. Karen Kangas was one of the invited experts to appear before the Mental Health Services Working Group of the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence and Children's Safety public hearing held at the Legislative Office Building.
Dr. Kangas spoke passionately and persuasively on psychiatric profiling and discrimination.