This module should be tailored to the community/jurisdiction that the training is occurring in. It is meant to inform participants about resources they can use in their community when responding to people experiencing crises. This module should include information about local disability organizations, hospitals, mental health clinics, local advocacy groups, and other relevant resources such as community mental health centers and substance use providers. Bring in guest speakers from the local emergency room and other emergency mental health and substance use services to describe their facilities and organizations or have representatives from the mental health and IDD service systems that are familiar enough with those services to present an overview.
Time 60 minutes
Upon completing this module, participants should be able to:
Describe the mental health, substance use, and developmental disability service systems in their state, as well as basic eligibility requirements for services;
Identify services that can be of assistance to law enforcement in emergency situations; and
Identify services that law enforcement can refer individuals/families for follow-up services (when no immediate intervention is needed after de-escalation has occurred).