Mental Health

Webinar – “Implementing a Peer Mentor Program: Strategies for Engaging Peer Recovery Support Specialists in Adult Treatment Courts”

Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSSs) working in treatment courts are people with lived experience of behavioral health disorders and criminal justice involvement who are key members of the clinical team serving those participating in drug court and mental health court programs.

This webinar covers strategies for how to engage PRSSs in adult treatment courts to support people with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Topics covered will include:

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program for their upcoming “Implementing Telehealth in Jails” webinar on August 13, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will address the fundamentals of telehealth and the experience of implementing it in correctional facilities to better manage physical health, mental health, and substance use treatment.

Webinar: “Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report: Keeping Officers’ Names Off the Wall”

Please join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for a presentation of the preliminary numbers of U.S. law enforcement fatalities from January–June 2020 as recorded by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Reviewing and discussing this data will be a panel of law enforcement and officer safety and wellness experts including a pair of Destination Zero National Officer Safety and Wellness winners, a medical doctor discussing physical health and well-being, and a psychologist addressing mental health issues in policing.

Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for their upcoming “Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report: Keeping Officers’ Names off the Wall” webinar on July 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, a panel of law enforcement, officer safety, wellness, medical, and mental health experts will review and discuss the preliminary numbers of law enforcement fatalities from January–June 2020 in the United States.

Utilizing Peer Support to Improve Health and Wellness of People with Mental Illness

Peer support specialists offer unique skills that can drastically enhance services using their lived experience to support those with mental health and substance use conditions. Their shared experiences can help to bridge interpersonal and instrumental barriers to accomplishing the health and wellness goals of those in recovery.

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police for the “One Mind Campaign Symposium” being held March 30–31 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Attendees will discuss mental health issues from a national and local North Carolina perspective, including mental health challenges affecting law enforcement officers.

Stepping Up and Data-Driven Justice: Using Data to Identify and Serve People who Frequently Utilize Health, Human Services, and Justice Systems

Counties across the country have committed to creating data-driven, systems-level plans to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in their jails. As part of these efforts, many communities are focusing on the small number of people who frequently cycle in and out of emergency rooms, shelters, crisis services, and the justice system, a population that disproportionately contributes to the high utilization of these resources.

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