Mendocino offers free crisis intervention, de-escalation and diversity training

This is a press release from Mendocino County, California:

Recognizing that dealing with people with mental illness in crisis can be difficult and how you react to the behavior is often the key to defusing it. These FREE crisis intervention, de-escalation and diversity trainings will help you respond to challenging behaviors in the safest and most effective way possible. The trainings are perfect for primary caregivers, educators and social service professionals who intervene directly in crisis situations. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services partners with the National Mendocino Mental Illness Alliance to sponsor Bridge The Divide. Sessions are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 21 and 22, 2022 at Ukiah and Fort. Bragg.

Session 1 – Civilian Crisis Response: How to Apply Basic De-escalation Techniques with Diverse Populations and Challenging Behaviors will take place July 21, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Ft. Bragg Town Hall, 363 North Main Street, Ft. Bragg or July 22, 2022, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Alex Rorabaugh Center, 1640 South State Street, Ukiah.

Session 2 – Law Enforcement Collaborative: Understanding the Role of Law Enforcement in Crisis Response and How to Support Them will take place on July 21, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Ft. Bragg Town Hall, 363 North Main Street , Fort Bragg or July 22, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Alex Rorabaugh Center, 1640 South State Street, Ukiah.

Lunch will be served at both locations from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please use this link to pre-register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BridgeTheDivide. For questions or additional information, contact [email protected]

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