Responding to Mental Health Crisis

Responding to Mental Health Crisis

  • Robbie Williams
    Lieutenant, Hawthorne Police Department, CA
  • Marietta, GA
  • South
  • June, 5 2017
Registration Fee:
  • $195.00

This training will expose participants to relevant written material, case studies; video footage, lecture and role play scenarios that will better prepare them to respond to individuals suffering from crisis related to Autism; PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorders); TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury); Schizophrenia; Bipolar Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities.

Training Goals:

  • Increase knowledge and ability to recognize a person experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Enhance verbalization and de-escalation skills in crisis situations.
  • Reduce stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Revisit collaboration and partnerships between families, consumers, mental health, and law enforcement for effective response and delivery of service.
  • Increase access and engagement in services for people with mental illness.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the symptoms of various Mental Health disorders
  • Demonstrate effective interaction with a person suffering a mental health crisis
  • Demonstrate appropriate de-escalating skills when dealing with a person in a Mental Health crisis
  • Make appropriate determination and assessments of the needs of a person suffering a mental health crisis
  • Make appropriate referrals, follow-ups and documentation.
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