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Scientology front-group CCHR Hosts Continuing Education Course on the Florida Mental Health Law

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by COS and NOI News, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. This past weekend, Scientology front-group Citizens Commission on Human Rights ( CCHR) again delivered a continuing education course on the Baker Act in Florida. "The virtual continuing education course is designed for Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage Family Therapists and Certified Master Social Workers and offers 3 CE credits for completion of this course." See:

    Tampa Free Press: Mental Health Watchdog Hosts Baker Act Continuing Education Course, Campaign to Protect Citizens From Abuse

    February 25, 2021


    https://www.tampafp.com/mental-heal...urse-campaign-to-protect-citizens-from-abuse/


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    Spurred into action by these stories and thousands of calls received from victims of Baker Act abuse, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (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.

    This past weekend, CCHR held a complimentary course 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. Those in attendance learned 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.

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    Prior story from November 2020:

    CCHR Hosts Continuing Education Course on the Florida Mental Health Law

    https://www.wfmj.com/story/42886298...ation-course-on-the-florida-mental-health-law

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    CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The mental health law in Florida, known as the Baker Act, allows for individuals of all ages, including children, to be taken into custody and sent for an involuntary psychiatric examination. Unfortunately, the law is often misunderstood and misused prompting the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) to begin offering a continuing education course to help prevent abuse
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    Already approved 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 most recent course was 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. Those in attendance learned the context and intentions of the Baker Act as well as the basic human rights impacted by the Baker Act and its unintended consequences
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    The phrase "Baker Act for attorneys" links to a CCHR webpage:

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    https://www.cchrflorida.org/mental-health-watchdog-hosts-legal-symposium-highlighting-baker-act-abuse-prevention
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