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Tips For Successful Collaboration With Law Enforcement During Mental Health Crises

Margie E. Balfour, MD, PhD, and Sergeant Jason Winsky, BA, discuss collaborative approaches with law enforcement in responding to behavioral health emergencies. In this video, Dr Balfour who is the chief of quality and clinical innovation at Connections Health Solutions in Tuscon, Arizona, and Sgt Winsky, the supervisor of the Tuscon Police Department’s Mental Health Support Team, discuss the following topics:


  • How law enforcement fits into in the continuum of a crisis response model
  • Law enforcement’s integration with the Tucson, Arizona Crisis Response Center
  • Crisis intervention and Mental Health First Aid training for police officers
  • The successful patient-centered processes at the Crisis Response Center

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