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Second Chance Coalition and MCCA Present: Introduction to De-escalation Training: Managing the Mental Health Crisis

  • Friday, July 21, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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         Minnesota Second Chance Coalition


Minnesota Community Corrections Association




 Introduction to De-escalation Training

                                  Managing the Mental Health Crisis



Mental health disorders are a common health problem.  We view a mental health crisis as a health care event.  All those that support individuals with a mental health issues need training for their particular role as a provider or supporter to work within the legal framework of their positions. 

Collaboration among the systems is key to preventing mental health crisis and supporting recovery.  Trainings are provided for police; detention and corrections; social service and mental health professionals; EMS; nursing and allied health staff; those who work with veterans; attorneys and judges; educators; transport; communities; families and anyone else who lives or works with people with mental health issues.

The Barbara Schneider Foundation created the Mental Health Crisis Response Institute to continue to grow its training mission by partnering with expert trainers and local agencies to address the concrete needs of those who encounter a person in crisis.   Trainings are customized to meet the particular needs of students.

Mission: To provide the best quality training available to first responders so they will be able to safely respond to a mental health crisis at any time and will work with the community to resolve each situation in a manner that shows concern for the person in crisis' wellbeing.


·         Safety is always our top priority. Safety of the crisis responder, safety of the person in crisis and safety of friends, family members, and the community.

·         Promote a respectful and inclusive working and training environment.

·         Promote patient-centered training and care focused on prevention, management, recovery and wellness.

·         Incorporate the latest research, data, and best practices from SAMHSA in the training.

·         Have a person from law enforcement, a mental health professional, an advocate and a person who lives with a mental illness providing knowledge and direction on the training so we can provide our clients the most accurate and effective knowledge and skills about crisis intervention.

·         Develop community partnerships among law enforcement, mental health professionals, consumers and advocates to sustain the crisis intervention team (C.I.T.) program.

·         Reduce or eliminate the need for the use of seclusion and restraints.


Presenter(s):  Mark Anderson  - Barbara Schneider Foundation 

Mark Anderson has been the Executive Director since 2003. He served as Senior Advisor and Policy Liaison Senator Wellstone’s Senate. Anderson was Wellstone’s lead health care and mental health staff person in Minnesota. He also staffed Governor Perpich’s board and commission appointments operation in the Governor’s office for two years before joining Wellstone’s staff. He has a wealth of mental health policy knowledge at the state and federal levels and is well known in Minnesota ’s mental health and health care communities. He has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA from Hamline University.


Friday, July 21 2017






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