Category: Crisis Intervention Team

Report: Baltimore County Needs to Improve Emergency Response to Mental Health Situations

Baltimore Sun By Pamela Wood Baltimore County could make significant improvements to how it responds to emergency situations involving people with mental health issues, including hiring more crisis counselors and expanding training for police officers and 911 call-takers, an outside group says in a new report. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz ordered an independent review of how police …

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Crisis Intervention Team International 2018 Conference

Hosted by Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International, this annual conference provides an opportunity to learn how to develop or improve CIT programs, as well to discuss the latest research and best practices in these programs. Workshops include starting or improving a CIT program; how to build resiliency and survive secondary trauma for first responders and …

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National Alliance on Mental Illness 2018 National Convention

The 2018 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) convention will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss mental health issues, advocacy, and research, in addition to a chance to network with industry professionals. Highlights of the conference include information on the latest research and tools related to mental health treatment, as well as symposiums on criminal justice; NAMI’s federal …

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Missoula Commissioner Rowley Speaks about Jail Diversion at National Conference

The Missoulian By Dillon Kato Missoula County Commissioner Cola Rowley was scheduled to speak at a national convention on Sunday about some of the efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness who end up in jail. Rowley’s speech took place at the Stepping Up Summit, part of the National Association of Counties’ …

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Colorado Will No Longer Lock up People Who Are Suicidal or in Mental Health Crisis

The Denver Post By Jennifer Brown It soon will be against the law in Colorado to lock people in jail when they are picked up on mental health holds. The legislation signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday also increases funds for a network of crisis-response teams, walk-in mental health treatment centers and transportation to …

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