Mental Health: Responding to Individuals In Crisis

By California Commission on POST

Overview


  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • CPT: 2

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About This Product


The goal of this training program is to prepare California law enforcement professionals for the response, recognition, and investigation of people suffering a mental health crisis. Upon completion of this training program, officers will have a greater understanding of the laws covering mental health, identify common factors affecting those suffering from mental health emergencies, and be better prepared to conduct a mental health investigation. This training will assist with going beyond simply identifying someone having a mental health crisis and taking them to a mental health facility. Officers will recognize their important role in aiding persons affected by mental health crises and how to best handle these calls to avoid unnecessary return calls and reduce the potential for confrontations.

Informational/Individual Viewing: This viewing mode allows an individual trainee or a small group of trainees to view the training video without formal (classroom) facilitation by an instructor. Features the same scenarios and questions or activities as the “Facilitated Group Course” track. Individual viewers may view sample group discussions, followed by comments from subject matter experts that reiterate and reinforce the teaching points. A "Participant’s Guide" document (PDF) is downloadable.

Instructions: Videos do not receive automatic CPT because an agency is required to facilitate discussion of the video before submitting an EDI course roster for credit. Only then is course credit for this video recorded in each officer’s or dispatcher's POST Training Profile. After viewing the video, you will see an ”Email Notification” link that will generate a “Verification of Viewing” that you may email to your training manager to let them know you have completed viewing the video and are ready to discuss it.

Support Materials: Mental Health Participant’s Guide

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