This report addresses how technology is being used by several states, and the opportunities and challenges it presents, in the delivery of key crisis services.
This policy paper reviews best practices for law enforcement crisis response, outlines the components of a comprehensive continuum of crisis care that provides alternatives to law enforcement involvement and ED utilization, and provides strategies for collaboration and alignment towards common goals.
Using SAMHSA’s National Guidelines as a framework, this paper explores issues that should be considered in the design and implementation of core crisis system components, with specific consideration of the needs of individuals who experience homelessness.
This report highlights states and programs that are demonstrating success integrating substance use disorders in the three core services described in the SAMHSA Crisis Toolkit – crisis call centers, mobile crisis response services, and crisis stabilization services.
In this paper, the authors describe key legal issues relevant to providers working in crisis settings, such as civil commitment, restraint and seclusion, red flag laws, and more.