Monday 3:15PM CESSA Update

Program Objectives

1) Provide CESSA Overview 
2) Provide update on CESSA accomplishments and challenges to date 
3) Discuss the role of 911 PSAPs     

Program Description

This session will provide an overview of the CESSA legislation, an update on accomplishments and challenges to date, and a discussion on 911 PSAPs' role with CESSA. 

Presenter Bio 

Christina Smith is the Legislative and Policy Review Manager for the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health. She previously served as Grant Manager for DHS’s Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois Springfield. Prior to joining the State, she served in the private sector providing counseling and social services through clinical, administrative, caseworker, and managerial roles. She has provided inpatient and outpatient services in substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities as well as private practice.