This manual offers guidance on improving services for people living with serious mental illness or emotional health issues during a mental health crises. It defines values, principles, and infrastructure to support appropriate responses to crises in diverse situations. The manual is a companion to: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide.
This resource gives a brief overview on conducting a suicide assessment using a five-step evaluation and triage plan. The five-step plan involves identifying risk factors and protective factors, conducting a suicide inquiry, determining risk level and interventions, and documenting a treatment plan. Download SAMHSA's Suicide Safe mobile app on your mobile device.
This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.
This manual provides substance use disorder treatment providers with guidelines for addressing treatment issues in various settings within the criminal justice system. It discusses screening and assessment, triage and placement, and treatment issues for specific populations.
This guide aids crisis response workers in stress prevention and management before, during, and after a public health crisis. It describes the stress cycle and common stress reactions while offering tips to promote a positive workplace, and monitor and minimize stress.
This manual helps mental health professionals build an emergency preparedness program in response to mass violence and terrorism. It includes background information, key concepts in mental health intervention, and guidance for setting up a training course.
This manual gives background information, guiding principles, recommendations, and resources for developing culturally competent disaster mental health services. It includes suggestions for working with refugees and guidelines for using interpreters.
This manual helps state and local mental health professionals create emergency preparedness plans for disasters. It highlights integrating health and mental health response and conducting epidemiological surveillance.
This guide offers resources for those working with children in the wake of disaster. It discusses theories of child development as applied to a youth experiencing the fear, anxiety, and trauma of disaster. The guide also offers practical suggestions, case studies, and a resource guide.
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