Introduction to Crisis Response Systems & Suicide Prevention

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Implementing an effective Crisis Response System benefits individuals, families and communities.  This training will provide an overview of the goals and strategies to consider when designing and implementing an effective Crisis Response System while also considering how to structure services and approaches to best meet the needs of individuals who experience a mental health crisis and how to respond to individuals at risk of suicide.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this learning session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the goals and strategies of the Crisis Now model.
  • Explain the impact risk and protective factors have on individuals, families and communities.
  • Identify warning signs and increase individual willingness and ability to intervene with a person at risk for suicide.
  • Discuss and analyze the key differences in behavioral health responses to crisis and suicide prevention efforts across the lifespan and culture.

Presented by: Bianca McCall, LMFT

Continuing Education

To earn continuing education credit for this learning opportunity, you must enroll via the CASAT Learning platform and complete the post-course competency exam. For more information and to register visit:

About the Pathways in Crisis Services (PICS) Project:

The Pathways in Crisis Services Project provides academic course curriculum infusion and professional learning events focused on evidence-based crisis programs that include: crisis intervention, de-escalation services, mobile crisis and crisis stabilization for both target populations (Pre-service (students) and Practicing Behavioral Health Professionals) with the goal of increasing knowledge and skills leading to use in practice.

This product was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health Bureau of Behavioral Health, Prevention, and Wellness through grant funding.

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