The 10th Annual Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference

The Department of Mental Health Presents, The 10th Annual Mental Health & Law Enforcement Conference held virtually, June 16th, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Conference Goals:

  • Offer a focus on officer self-awareness, self-care, coping skills, and building positivity to support mental wellness.
  • Update substance misuse, treatment and the opioid epidemic’s impact across the state. Highlight practices of law enforcement, lives “saved” by law enforcement, and behavioral health partners working collaboratively and strategically for prevention, intervention and post-intervention purposes.
  • Selected sessions will offer specialized responses for behavioral health challenges and crises: including those involving youth, Veterans, and those at risk because of heavy opioid use.
  • Increase awareness of recovery and resiliency of individuals who have endured trauma, mental health and/or substance misuse problems.
  • Selected sessions will offer a choice of participating in a presentation on High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area or understanding best approaches to working with familiar faces (high utilizers) and those who are in a crisis and may not have the ability to care for themselves.
  • Provide an in-depth presentation on best practice/evidence-based jail diversion program projects: Co-Response and Crisis Intervention Teams by expert mental health and law enforcement staff.

Target Audience:

Police and First Responders, Emergency Service providers, Department of Mental Health, NAMI, and the Criminal Justice system will be prioritized, but the virtual conference should have room to accommodate additional interested parties such as behavioral health partner agencies. Please share with any interested partners.

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