In the state of Maine departments are increasingly including embedded clinicians as co-responders to increase efficiency and effectiveness of supporting law enforcement in response to needs of mental health and substance use issues in communities served. The law enforcement supervisor of police liaison positions and those filling these positions often have not cross trained for this team approach.
As a co-responder for 16 years, the instructor, through experience has been recognized by the Council Of State Governments and the Bureau of Justice Assistance as a national subject matter expert for co-response, development and implementation of an Law Enforcement Behavioral Health Unit Model. As one of the first embedded clinicians nationally, this process included a learning curve and she recognize how specialized this response work is to implement. She has trained others beginning this process and recognize how valuable that mentoring process is for those who are beginning the work.
The students of this class will:
- Define the role of the clinician
- Learn how to be most effective to Law Enforcement and those in crisis
- Understand how to apply clinical skills in these situations
- Learn proper documentation & data collection skills
- Learn a working understanding applicable laws
- Learn & understand scene safety
- Learn call signs, radio and effective communication
- Understand the importance of time with peers, and building relationships in-house
- And more
If you prefer something more personalized for training, we can do a 2 hour dedicated consult for you. This would be you and the instructor and another department member if you’d like. You’d be able to let the instructor know where you are at with your program and find out what the next steps are, requirements of such programs, best practices, latest updates, etc. Register below!