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Webinar: Using Innovative and Alternative Approaches for De-Escalating Individuals in Crisis Situations

January 7, 2021

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021  2:00-3:00 PM ET

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A mobile mental health clinic will discuss strategies for working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and disadvantaged and underserved populations who are experiencing a crisis situation. The webinar will focus on alternatives to police involvement, promoting client-centered communications, scene safety, de-escalation strategies, rapport building, and the role of self in crisis intervention.


  • Berkley Carnine and Chelsea Swift from CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), a mobile crisis intervention program providing 24 hour free, confidential services in Eugene, Oregon. Each CAHOOTS team consists of a Mental Health Crisis Worker and an Emergency Medical Technician. While CAHOOTS is dispatched through local police departments, they are a mobile mental health clinic, not a law enforcement agency.

This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities National Training Center (MHDD-NTC). Learn more at The MHDD-NTC is funded by the Administration for Community Living.

Last modified on 01/07/2021

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