MHDD Webinar Series: Using Innovative and Alternative Approaches for De-Escalating Individuals in Crisis Situations

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
Zoom
Support Website
https://zoom.us
Cost Range
FREE
The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center (MHDD-NTC) is funded by the Administration for Community Living through funding opportunity number HHS-2018-ACL-AOD-DDTI-0305.

Host And Instructor

Host
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center
Instructor
Berkley Carnine & Chelsea Swift

Training Overview Description

A mobile mental health clinic will discuss strategies for working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and disadvantaged and underserved populations who are experiencing a crisis situation. The webinar will focus on alternatives to police involvement, promoting client-centered communications, scene safety, de-escalation strategies, rapport building and the role of self in crisis intervention.

Event-specific Details

Content Level: Beginner

Learning Objectives:

After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe verbal and non-verbal strategies to use in a crisis situation
  • Utilize grounding techniques for remaining emotionally regulated during an emotionally charged situation
  • Demonstrate ways of interacting with individuals in crisis that communicate empathy, validation and concern
  • Summarize helpful tools for assessing a person’s well-being and need for further supports or resources

Course Outline:

  • Introduction and Housekeeping
  • Using Innovative and Alternative Approaches for De-Escalating Individuals in Crisis Situations
  • Q & A

Possible CEU's:

Association of Social Work Boards
KY Board of Social Work*
KY Psychology Board of Examiners*
KY Board of Nursing*
*Please check your state chapter for CEU reciprocity

Presenters:

Berkley Carnine & Chelsea Swift from CAHOOTS (Crisis
Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), a mobile crisis
intervention program providing 24 hour free, confidential
services in Eugene, Oregon. Each CAHOOTS team consists
of a Mental Health Crisis Worker and an Emergency
Medical Technician. While CAHOOTS is dispatched through
local police departments, they are a mobile mental health
clinic, not a law enforcement agency.