TA Coalition Webinar: Innovation, Collaboration, and Partnership between Crisis Services and 1st Responders in Harris County, Texas.”
A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented by the National Council for Behavioral Health, took place Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 2:30pm Eastern Time called “Innovation, Collaboration, and Partnership between Crisis Services and 1st Responders in Harris County, Texas.”
Description: The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, located in one of the most diverse communities in the United States, Houston, Texas, has a long history of effective and innovative collaboration with first responders. Some of their most recent innovations include the CORE program which is a strategy of responding to mental health crisis calls using a tablet and a HIPAA-approved technology platform to connect a law enforcement first responder with a mental health clinician in the community at the time of the 911 dispatch; a new Respite, Rehab, and Re-Entry facility which provides pre-charge jail diversion in partnership with many collaborators including The Houston Police Department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office; and a 911 Crisis Call Diversion program in partnership with the Houston Fire Department and Houston Police Department. During this webinar we will talk about how The Harris Center was able to coordinate with first responder partners to bring these programs to fruition and the outcomes they are seeing in their community due to these collaborations.
•Wayne Young, MBA, LPC, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer at The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
•Wendy Baimbridge, Assistant Chief at the Houston Police Department
•Jose Gomez, Sergeant at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.
***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.