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Webinar: Group Homes — History, Types, Creation, and Selection

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Join us for a webinar to develop a broader understanding of the system of group homes in the United States. Participants will learn the history of group homes, the different types, and operations of these programs. The presenters will discuss the availability of group homes for individuals with dual diagnoses and the complications surrounding this. Finally, the webinar will address how to research group home costs, including those that are funded by the state. Attendees will leave this webinar with a skill set in best advising individuals with respect to their options concerning placement in such facilities.

Credits: 1.0 CEs of the following credits have been applied: ABVE, CCMC, CDMS,CLCP-MSCC, CRCC, CVE-CWA-CCAA


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Explain the history of group homes
  2. Describe the types of group homes and operations of these programs
  3. Advise individuals with respect to their options concerning placement in such facilities


  • Dennis C. McAndrews

    Dennis C. McAndrews is the Founder and Managing Partner of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. Mr. McAndrews regularly represents families and individuals in a variety of areas, including Special Education, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianship, Post-Litigation Planning, Personal Injury Settlement Planning, Title IX Representation, Right-to-Treatment cases and Abuse cases. He has developed a national reputation in each of these fields during his 40 year legal career, and has received the highest professional ratings for his competency and ethical standards, as well as multiple awards for representation of vulnerable individuals. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Elder Law Section Council. He served as Executive Director and Staff Counsel to two select committees of the Pennsylvania State Senate which evaluated Pennsylvania’s system of care for persons with disabilities and drafted proposed legislation designed to modernize Pennsylvania’s legal basis for the provision of care to the intellectually disabled.

  • Art Fastman

    Art Fastman is the Director of Operations at Clark’s Manor - Elwyn. He is an experienced Behavioral Health Executive with expertise in program and clinical operations in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders, including medication-assisted therapies. He is well-versed to successfully establish, adjust and adhere to licensing and regulatory standards, policy and procedure, clinical curriculum, staffing, and budgeting for outpatient, inpatient, non-profit and for-profit providers.

May 13, 2021
Thu 1:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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