Thu, Oct 20|
Advocating for Someone in a Mental Health Crisis - Live Webinar
When someone is in a mental health crisis, they are often unable to think clearly or rationally, much less communicate what they need (and what they want) as far as care is concerned. In many states, this leaves people feeling helpless or being pushed into mandatory treatments against their will. In
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
About the event
Advocating for Someone in a mental Health Crisis
Presented by Eunice Brownlee
When someone is in a mental health crisis, they are often unable to think clearly or rationally, much less communicate what they need (and what they want) as far as care is concerned. In many states, this leaves people feeling helpless or being pushed into mandatory treatments against their will. In this webinar, learn how to advocate for someone who is unable to do it for themselves. Participants will be able to (1) Recognize when someone is unable to communicate what they want regarding their own mental health care; (2) Understand laws or policies that can trigger mandatory response (e.g. 24 hour inpatient holds) and how to avoid them; and (3) Find and access appropriate resources for the situation at hand.
This is a 1.5-hour training session that will be hosted on Thursday, October 20, 2022.
Session Times: 10:30am-12:00pm EST
Track: Older Adults/Persons with Disabilities and Family & Youth
Format: Lecture, Q&A
HUD Category: Mental Health Issues (Required Training Area); Communication Strategies in Working with Older Adults (Required Ongoing Training Area)
Cost: $35 fee, $5 off for members, 1.5 CEUs
Payment, Cancellation & Refunds: All webinars require payment via credit card at the time of registration. You will receive a confirmation and receipt via email. If needed, you may request a copy of your invoice and provide documentation to your organization for reimbursement. Live Webinars are offered on a specific date at a specific time. Registration closes at 5pm the day before the scheduled webinar. You will receive an email confirmation. Attendees can cancel their webinar registration up to 48 hours prior to the session for a full refund.
Certificate Notice: NERSC will issue certificates following completion of the feedback form which will be sent to you following the webinar via email. Note - this is a NERSC CEU. We have also applied for MA-NASW CEUs.
Zoom Notice:Most of our live webinars are hosted using Zoom. We use both the meeting and webinar features, so depending on which one we use, you may or may not be able to see other attendees and verbally participate. As always, you have the option to not show your video on all live webinars. Zoom information is sent the day before each scheduled webinar.
Recording Waiver: Many of the NERSC webinars will be recorded and used for an on-demand library to provide training to other housing professionals. NERSC applies for NASW CEUs for all live webinars. In order to receive a NERSC Certificate of Attendance and/or NASW CEU Certificate, you must take a short test following the session and select the correct code.
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