DCF Media Advisory: Workgroup Meeting to Review Child’s Hanging Death

From: Judi Spann [mailto:Judi_Spann@dcf.state.fl.us]
On Behalf Of DCF Press Office
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
To: DCF Press Office
Subject: Media Advisory: Workgroup Meeting to Review Child’s Hanging Death
May 12, 2009
CONTACT: Judi Spann
(850) 488-4855

Notice of First Workgroup Meeting to Review
Incidents Surrounding Suicide of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers

TALLAHASSEE, FL – A workgroup convened by Department of Children and Families Secretary George H. Sheldon will hold its first meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2009 in Broward County. Secretary Sheldon established the workgroup to review the events leading up to the April 16 hanging death of 7-year-old Gabriel Myers.

The details for the meeting are as follows:

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009
Location: North Broward Regional Service Center
1400 West Commercial Blvd, Room 195
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Workgroup members: Former assistant commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Jim Sewell; DCF Assistant Secretary for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Bill Janes; Pharmacy Director for the Agency for Health Care Administration Ann Wells; attorney and child advocate from Florida’s Children First Robin Rosenberg; and Rajiv Tandon, MD, psychiatrist with the University of Florida.

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