Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course
Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course Objectives and Outline:
- Explain the need for crisis standards.
- Identify at least two essential values in responding to a mental health crisis.
- Describe at least one principle necessary for enacting these essential values.
- Describe at least one way in which crises impact the mentally ill.
- What it Means to be in a Mental Health Crisis
- The Need for Crisis Standards
- Responding to a Mental Health Crisis
- Ten Essential Values
- Principles for Enacting the Essential Values
- Making it Happen
Crises have a profound impact on people with serious mental health or emotional problems. Adults, children and older adults with a serious mental illness or emotional disorder often lead lives characterized by recurrent, significant crises.These crises are not the inevitable consequences of mental disability, but rather represent the combined impact of a host of additional factors, including lack of access to essential services and supports, poverty, unstable housing, coexisting substance use, other health problems, discrimination and victimization.
Instructors: Nicole Hiltibran, MA, LMFT; Julie Campbell, Phd
The publication was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), under Contract No. 208-02-0405, by Robert Bernstein, PhD, executive director of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. Paolo del Vecchio served as the Government Project Officer.
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