Webinars on Peer Specialists and Law Enforcement Partnership and Enhancing Recovery Through Lived Experience
Peer Specialists and Police as Partners Preventing Behavioral Health CrisesTuesday, June 5, 2018 | 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA for a Technical Assistance Coalition webinar with Mental Health America about the need for partnerships between peer specialists and law enforcement in responding to mental health service calls. The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) and the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) are increasing the presence of peer specialists, and providing law enforcement officers and individuals experiencing a mental health crisis with an alternative solution to incarceration and hospitalization. Through MHA-NE’s peer outreach program, the LPD and peer specialists are successfully reducing rates of incarceration and re-admission, while providing services and resources to individuals with severe mental health conditions.
Enhancing Recovery Through Lived ExperienceThursday, June 7, 2018 | 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Join SAMHSA for a Technical Assistance Coalition webinar with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for a glimpse into the unique lived-experience approach that drives NAMI’s peer and family-delivered education, support, and presentation programs. Presenters will share about NAMI Peer-to-Peer and Family & Friends programs, and how these programs can complement the work of community mental health programs.
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