PICs Pathways in Crisis


Pathways to Crisis Services (PICS) Curriculum Infusion Packages (CIPs) are products for educators and trainers developed by the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT). The main developers of crisis services materials are April Lang-Barroga, LMFT, LCADC, NCC, and Bianca D. McCall, LMFT. Additional guidance and editing support were provided by, Terra Hamblin, MA, NCC, BC-TMH, Sophia Graham, BS, and Kate Speck, PhD, MAC, LADC. 

The CIPs were developed to help community college/university faculty, clinical supervisors, and recovery support staff have access to brief, science-based content with the goal of providing materials that can be easily infused into existing substance use disorder and related courses (e.g., social work, nursing, criminal justice, nursing, counseling, etc.) and for clinical and recovery staff use in in-service meetings. Ensuring that academic courses and training events are up-to-date with current information on crisis-based services can be an overwhelming task, especially for faculty or trainers who do not have extensive crisis intervention expertise.