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Critical Issues Forum: Law Enforcement Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST
Category: Events

MCPA Critical Issues Forum:  Law Enforcement Solutions to the Mental Health Crisis
December 13 1 - 5 p.m. Bloomington Schneider Theater
  1.         Introductions
  2.         What’s the extent of the problem?
    •        An overview of the issue facing Minnesota law enforcement agencies (MCPA)
  3.        How did we get here?
    •        A history of the Mental Health system in Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  4.        What is it like to live through it?– A personal story through the law enforcement system for an individual suffering from mental illness
  5.        What are we doing today? Law Enforcement Models 
    •       Embedded social workers - Duluth Police
    •       Outsourced social workers - Minneapolis Police
    •       Dispatch Triage - Ramsey County
    •       Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) – Shakopee Police
  6.       Where do we go from here?  A panel discussion centered on solutions
    •       Legislative – Rep. Nick Zerwas (R) Elk River
    •       Pre-Service Education – Mary Vukelich, Century College
    •       Training options – Nathan Gove, Minnesota POST Board
    •       Mental Health Advocacy – Sue Abderholden, Executive Director NAMI
    •       Practitioners - Brock Wolff, CEO, Nexus
  7.       Takeaways and final thoughts

About Nexus
Nexus is a national, nonprofit, 501©3 organization that provides youth and family mental health solutions to nearly 1,000 youth and families each day through a continuum of services that range from in-home, community-based care to residential treatment and inpatient care. The organization currently operates eight business units in five states.