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Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

| Free
Crisis De-escalation and Prevention Strategies

@ Fitchburg State University
June 8, 2016  8:30 am – 4:00 pm (registration 8:00)

Organized by DMH with support from MBHP

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6th Annual Conference Goals:

  • Present effective verbal de-escalation strategies of individuals who are in crisis or have mental health difficulties.
  • Discuss crisis planning, intervention strategies and identify helpful resources.
  • Update conference attendees on the ongoing opioid epidemic and the innovative DPH/BSAS, law enforcement, behavioral responses to it.
  • Provide an overview of autism and the most vital issues that a first responder needs to know, including services that are now available.
  • Discuss identification of veterans in crisis, and what are most useful as crisis prevention tools and verbal de-escalation strategies with them.
  • Present innovative and effective program models of law enforcement and provider collaboration and intervention with the homeless population.

Target Audience:

Police and First Responders, Emergency Service providers, Department of Mental Health, NAMI, Legislators, Criminal Justice system, and other interested parties.

Lunch provided ~ Conference is Free

Registration Required online registration by May 25

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MH-LeConference-2016

Organizer

DMH Staff Development, Lisa Colozzo
Phone:
617-626-8000
Email:
Website:
http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/provider/guidelines-resources/clinical-treatment/mental-health/

Venue

Fitchburg State University, Kent Recital Hall
Conlon Building, 147 North Street
Fitchburg, MA United States
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Website:
http://www.fitchburgstate.edu/about-us/directions/