Scattergood Foundation

Advancing Innovative Strategies for Change in Behavioral Health

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Scattergood Ethics Program Director on Voices in The Family

Forty years ago, we thought closing psychiatric hospitals was the humane action. But was it? In a recent article Penn bioethicists have called for a return to asylums– not surprisingly to some opposition. What’s in the best interest of the severely mentally ill? We talk to one of the authors of the article,...

Meet Our 2015 Emerging Scholars Fellowship Class

We're excited to introduce you today to our 2015 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship, the nation's only program dedicated to supporting mental health and creative projects by the next generation of leaders in mental health.

The Emerging Scholars Fellowship is a program of Active Minds, Inc., a leading national nonprofit organization working to change the conversation and...

The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum Team-up to Announce Third Annual Innovation Award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- January 13, 2015                    

The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum Team-up

to Announce Third Annual Innovation Award

Submissions Accepted Starting Today; Award Will Highlight New and...

The Tarasoff Rule: The Implications of Interstate Variation and Gaps in Professional Training


By: Rebecca Johnson, MA, Govind Persad, JD, and Dominic Sisti, PhD

Recent events have revived questions about the circumstances that ought to trigger therapists’ duty to warn or protect. There is extensive interstate variation in duty to warn or protect statutes enacted and rulings made in the wake of the California Tarasoff ruling. These duties may be codified in...

Caveat Emptor: Careful with that Data

As the second decade of the 21st Century reaches its midpoint, using data and evaluating outcomes has become more and more important across a variety of fields. While data has long been the lifeblood of science, technology, and commerce, it is becoming increasingly essential for organizations and agencies within the social sector. However, these organizations and agencies must be careful that...