A Step-by-Step Guide Download only This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data. The guide is a companion to Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises. Publication ID SMA18-5065 Publication Date September 2018 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by Step Guide PDF 1.75 MB Related Resources Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crises Find Related Information Audience Law Enforcement Professional Care Providers Program Planners, Administrators, & Project Managers Population Group People in the Criminal Justice System People in the Juvenile Justice System People on Probation or Parole People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group Series Criminal Justice You May Also Be Interested In MedTEAM (Medication Treatment, Evaluation, and Management) Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT This kit equips treatment teams at mental health agencies with guidance on incorporating the latest scientific evidence with patient input to help them make decisions about medication management. It includes seven booklets that cover the process of starting through program evaluation. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Youth Engagement Guidance This manual offers guidance on how to engage youth during government-sponsored events and meetings. It includes resources to support youth services, youth development, youth leadership, civic engagement, and youth organizing. Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings This quick guide contains an overview of the challenges associated with tobacco cessation and the benefits of being tobacco-free for individuals as well as those of a smoke-free workplace. It also includes tips that substance use disorder treatment settings can use to implement their own tobacco cessation programs. Helping Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Traumatic Events This report provides information on how systems of care and trauma-informed services can improve the lives of youth who have experienced traumatic events. It includes findings from a national evaluation of these programs and describes common treatment approaches. In Brief: Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities This guide explores barriers to accessing substance use disorder and mental health treatment services in rural communities, and the benefits of telehealth for these communities. It assists practitioners with implementing telehealth technologies as a means to increase access to services. The National Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda This report presents a first-of-its-kind collaborative tribal-federal blueprint for improving the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives. This was developed in response to calls from tribal leaders for improved collaboration with federal agencies to address the behavioral health of their communities.