The number of mental health related calls is on the rise. Substance abuse, particularly the current heroin epidemic, poses special challenges for first responders. 911 Call-takers need to be familiar with a wide variety of mental health disorders, cognitive impairments and substance abuse disorders, the appropriate types of responses, available resources, and the legal aspects of responding to these sensitive types of calls. This eight-hour course is designed to ensure that 911 call-takers are knowledgeable and prepared on how to best handle these types of sensitive, and potentially dangerous, calls.
□ October 18, 2018 at the Natick Police Department- starting at 8:30AM
□ November 7, 2018 at the Waltham 911 Center – starting at 3:30 PM
□ November 15, 2018 at the Waltham 911 Center starting at 7:30AM
□ November 29, 2018 at the Waltham 911 Center – starting at 3:30 PM
□ December 17, 2018 at the Lynn Police Department- starting at 9:00 AM
□ January 22, 2019 at the South Kingstown (RI) Police Department- starting at 9:00 AM
HOST THIS COURSE – Call (617) 612-5210