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Changing Crisis Response: Community Based Crisis Services

1 CE Hour

Presented By

  • Latosha Bourdeau, MSW, LCSW, Joseph Haber, MA, MSW, LSW, and Samantha Kunz, MA, LPC
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Crisis Stabilization Services are a key component of the system of care. They are utilized to work with individuals in acute crisis who often have severe mental health challenges. Currently, most crisis stabilization services are provided in hospital-based settings. This results in not only a higher cost for service delivery but also often undue trauma for individuals and unnecessary interactions with law enforcement. Community-based crisis centers provide on-site crisis stabilization and intervention and can reduce some of the negative outcomes of the current hospital-based model that is frequently utilized. Community-based crisis services are able to reduce hospitalization rates by diverting individuals who do not require hospitalization and enabling the individuals to receive crisis stabilization services in the least restrictive environments. This course is designed to provide an overview of community-based crisis services and review Legacy Treatment Services’ transition from a hospital-based model to a community-based model. The session will include how to define elements of a mobile crisis response system and how to measure a crisis system’s effectiveness. It will also discuss barriers to implementing a community-based model and highlight key components needed to effectively deliver crisis services under a community-based model. The training is intended for all individuals who work with behavioral health, substance use, and individuals in crisis as individuals may find themselves in crisis, regardless of their environments or situations.

Target Audience
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Define the elements of a mobile crisis response system.
2. Measure the effectiveness of a crisis response system.
3. Identify the barriers to implementing a crisis response system in a particular community and identify the key elements of an effective system.

Social Workers

Changing Crisis Response: Community Based Crisis Services, Course #4026, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by NJ Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies (NJAMHAA) as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 General Social Work Practice continuing education credit.

Psychologists is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Latosha Bourdeau, MSW, LCSW, Joseph Haber, MA, MSW, LSW, and Samantha Kunz, MA, LPC
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