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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH / THREAT ASSESSMENT
June 24 @ 8:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm MDT| Free
- Threat Assessment Concepts, Risk Factors, and Information Sharing
- Determining Dangerousness and Crisis Evaluation
- Verbal De-Escalation
- Brain Chemistry & Psychiatric Medications
- Behavioral Signs of Mental Illness and Substance Use
- Persuade. Refer.
- Trauma Informed Care & Secondary Trauma Impact
Behavioral Health/Threat Assessment Training (BeTA) is a first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention (based on the Memphis CIT model, but adapted to the realities of Nebraska’s rural and frontier areas) with community, health care, and advocacy partnerships. BeTA provides law enforcement-based crisis intervention training for assisting individuals with a mental health disorder, and improves the safety of patrol officers, consumers, family members, and citizens within the community.
Like the Memphis CIT model, the BeTA training provides an in-depth study of mental health disorders as well as practical training in crisis de-escalation techniques. BeTA is designed to assist Nebraska law enforcement officers obtain better outcomes when working on issues involving mental health disorders in whatever policing role they are in. The goals of this training are to teach the student how to identify and describe signs and symptoms of mental health disorders, how to conduct a basic behavioral threat assessment, how to use effective communication techniques and to understand state and local mental health systems