Webinar: Scaling up 988: On the road to the ideal crisis system
It is expected that by July 2022, 988 will be the new, memorable, nationwide phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. While this is an important milestone in the ongoing evolution of the crisis services spectrum, it presents several unique challenges and opportunities for providers. This session will explore the implementation considerations of 988 for behavioral health providers within the framework outlined in the Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System.
Topics will include: • An overview of the ideal crisis system including the vision, guiding principles and parity • Accountability and financing concerns for the system • Array of capacities and services including 988 • Considerations for clinical practice • Tools to assist implementation for communities and system leaders • The role of CCBHC’s in implementation of 988 and the ideal system
Presenters: Joe Parks, PhD, VP, Practice Improvement & Medical Director, National Council for Mental Wellbeing Kenneth Minkoff, MD, Senior System Consultant, ZiaPartners, Inc. and Part-time Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.