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

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

Tuesday January 19 2021, 1:00 PM - Tuesday January 19 2021, 2:00 PM
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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.

Presenters: 

  • Berkley Carnine and 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.

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