August Course of the Month - - Being a Good Partner to Law Enforcement: Strategies for Crisis Providers
Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis are at increased risk for contact with law enforcement, often with tragic consequences. While programs like Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) provide law enforcement with tools to respond to individuals in crisis, these interventions are focused on the point emergency response. This course describes strategies for mental health providers and law enforcement to collaborate on innovative interventions at other points along the crisis continuum, while balancing the interests of compassionate mental health care and public safety. Presented by Margaret E. Balfour, M.D., Ph.D, University of Arizona.