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Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course

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Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course

Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises CE Course Objectives and Outline:

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the need for crisis standards.
  2. Identify at least two essential values in responding to a mental health crisis.
  3. Describe at least one principle necessary for enacting these essential values.
  4. Describe at least one way in which crises impact the mentally ill.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
    1. What it Means to be in a Mental Health Crisis
    2. The Need for Crisis Standards
  2. Responding to a Mental Health Crisis
    1. Ten Essential Values
    2. Principles for Enacting the Essential Values
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Making it Happen
  5. References

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

Author: SAMHSA

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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