Crisis Now: Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams
Source: CARE TA Center
Resource Type: Video or Multimedia
Focus Population: Behavioral Health Leaders, Peers, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Crisis Response System, Mental Health Treatment, Peer Support, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization
This webinar reviews the role of Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT) in crisis care systems. The presentation covers multiple models being used throughout the United States, with a deeper dive into the model endorsed by SAMSHA’s National Behavioral Health Crisis Care Guidelines. Also covered is the importance of a street-level response to crisis care that diverts away from uniformed law enforcement officers as the caregiver of last resort. The intended audience for this presentation includes behavioral health administrators, emergency response workers, and front-line behavioral health workers, including social workers, psychologists, and peer specialists.