Co-Response Initiatives to Address Behavioral Health Issues and De-escalate Situations
Although it’s long been the practice in police departments across the U.S., universities are just now implementing response models that combine the expertise of the officer and a behavioral health specialist to de-escalate situations and help link individuals with behavioral health issues to appropriate services both on- and off-campus. Co-response teams provide the critical on-site collaborative response and intervention needed by utilizing a variety of skills involving clinical assessment, crisis intervention and de-escalation, lethality assessment, safety planning, consultation, and referral.
Gather your campus police, behavioral health specialists, and other critical response team members and join us as our expert presenter shares how she combined her current role as the Assistant Director at the University of Florida’s Police Department and national experience in Psychological First Aid and Crisis Intervention Team Training to create a Co-Response Team Model on her campus. She addresses how as our global understanding of mental health, crisis intervention, de-escalation, and trauma reactions grow, campuses and communities must explore ways in which they can better assist community members and law enforcement officers towards the most successful outcomes when responding to a call.
Take advantage of the unique position your officers and behavioral health specialists are in to collaboratively provide early identification and intervention and to ensure appropriate response when an incident occurs. Allow for a healthier student body, a safer campus community, and an increase in student retention and graduation rates.
As a result of this online training, you will be able to:
- Explore the need for greater police/mental health collaboration on your campus — learn how to establish a co-response team and investigate the specific considerations that should be made to best fit your unique campus needs.
- Recognize the changing profile of college students and its impact on their mental health — understand the positive impact a co-response team can have to de-escalate a situation before it becomes a full-blown crisis.
- Understand the difference between co-Response teams and “first” or “community” responder teams — adapt what is currently being done on your campus regarding police-mental health collaboration to provide early identification and intervention to students and ensure appropriate response when an incident occurs.
- Create a campus co-response team that utilizes a trauma-informed lens when interacting with the campus community — increase understanding of the impact of those who have experienced trauma — through an inclusion, diversity, equity, and access lens so you can provide physical, psychological, and emotional safety to a community member in crisis.
- Discover points of contact for further inquiry and collaborations regarding establishing a co-response team on your campus — acquire the essential resources and best practices to launch a joint police/mental health collaboration without having to reinvent the wheel!
Dr. Meggen Tucker Sixbey is the Assistant Director at the University of Florida’s Police Department, overseeing the Behavioral Services Division which includes mental health support team of clinicians who respond with law enforcement officers to calls that are determined to present as mental health related. She is one of 12 Clinical-Law Enforcement learning site partners who were selected by the Bureau of Justice Administration’s Council for State Governments to provide content expertise in informing law enforcement-mental health collaboration policies and procedures nationally.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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