Crisis Response and Behavioral Health

Crisis Response and Behavioral Health

About the Center

The Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health provides training and education to law enforcement and mental health professionals on effective response methods for encounters with individuals who are experiencing a psychiatric, substance-related, or mental health crisis. Programs address a critical need for reimagining and expanding roles and opportunities in public safety and seek to create effective partnerships between mental health and law enforcement.

Through continuing education, webinars, an annual symposium, and the nation's first graduate certificate program program in Co-Response, our curriculum offer law enforcement and co-response clinicians the skills needed to identify, manage, and de-escalate situations involving persons in crisis.

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Co-Response Research Symposium

Hosted by William James College Center for Crisis Response and Behavioral Health

Featuring the research of William James College students, Co-Response practitioners, and scholars at the intersection of law enforcement and individuals in crisis.

Date: March 31, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET
CE Credits: 6
Cost: Free

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The event will be held at Warren Conference Center and Inn, Ashland, MA

This event is for policy makers, researchers, Co-Response stakeholders


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International Co-Responder Alliance

The CRBH is a participating member  of the International Co-Responder Alliance (ICRA). The ICRA was established to unite, promote, strengthen, and expand multi-disciplinary co-responder programs, while improving outcomes for first responders, behavioral health professionals and individuals affected by behavioral health issues.

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