Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

Grant Activity: Current Activity Impacting Communities

Grants Activity

Assessing, Intervening, and Preventing Children’s Exposure to Violence

Martha Davis, MSS and Sandy Dempsey, MSS, MLSP
Co-Directors, Institute for Safe Families


The Institute for Safe Families (ISF) is a Philadelphia-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen families by creating healthy, nurturing environments that promote the positive development of children and prevent...

Protesters say psychiatrists over-label and over-medicate

Several thousand psychiatrists are in Philadelphia for their annual convention - and some mental health advocates are expressing their opposition to what they see as overdiagnosing and over-medicating of people with mental illnesses.

About 200 protesters gathered in Center City yesterday, May 5th, and marched to the convention center. Their signs read "label jars, not people" and "don...

Facts on Mental Health Prevalence ...

Mental disorders are common in the United States, and in a given year approximately one quarter of adults are diagnosable for one or more disorders. While mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated among a much smaller proportion (about 6 percent, or 1 in 17) who suffer from a seriously debilitating mental illness.


Institute for Safe Families

The mission of ISF is to prevent intimate and family violence and to promote the health and well being of each member of the family and the community in which they live. ISF also advocates for changes in systems and policies that affect families living with interpersonal violence.

ISF programs focus on training and education, prevention, and policy activities that will better serve the...

The Consultation Center

The Consultation Center is a multidisciplinary training site for undergraduate, graduate and professional students in psychology, social work, psychiatry, nursing, education, public health and divinity. Training is a central part of The Center’s mission and is integrated fully into service and research activities.

The Consultation Center provides services in two areas: prevention and...