Clutter and Chaos: An Introduction To The Issues And Interventions Of Chronic Disorganization And Hoarding

This event was held on April 20, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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It is estimated that hoarding (a debilitating psychological disorder characterized by the acquisition of- and failure to discard- a large volume of possessions of useless or limited value) affects 1.4 million homes in the United States. This is a serious issue and often requires professional intervention, yet fewer than 10% of all hoarding cases coming to the attention of public officials. Join us as we examine this pressing issue with a presentation and panel discussion, co-sponsored by The Hoarding Task Force of Washtenaw County. The panel presentation will include an overview of the issue, information on the resources available in the community, and insights from both the social work and mental health perspective.

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