Mental Health Crisis: Law Enforcement vs. Counseling Response

During 2020, there have been multiple challenges and frustrations among law enforcement, protests, BLM and other marginalized groups that found themselves being treated aggressively and unfairly by law enforcement. In response to the Defund the Police movement, NABITA has advocated for a middle ground of increased police transparency, training and an emphasis in encouraging embedded and collaborative crisis responses, particularly when it comes to mental health crisis. This training will outline how to best accomplish this approach and offer some practical advice on emergency response that combines police and mental health processes.

Who should attend?

  • Campus law enforcement
  • BIT/CARE team members
  • SRO and other school security officials
  • Guidance and counseling staff
  • Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors
  • Principal, Dean of Students, VPSA, Superintendent

In this course, you will learn…

  • How to respond in a collaborative and integrated way when addressing mental health crisis such as suicidal risk, threats to others, and manic or paranoid behavior.
  • To identify areas of overlap between police and mental health training that can be increased to improve prevention, crisis response, and community education.
  • Practical guidance on how and when to respond as a team to a mental health crisis.

Per webinar

  • Members: $249
  • Non-Members: $349

Attendees of live webinars will receive a copy of the recording.

NABITA reserves the right to record any of our Training & Certification Courses. Participating indicates your assent to being recorded, and for that recording to be used by NABITA for any purposes. If you prefer not to be recorded, please contact us once you register, and we will make arrangements for your participation without identification.


Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D.

President, NABITA; Partner, TNG

Brian Heider

Vice President of Investigations, TNG

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  • For one-year per Higher Education Institution, K-12 School or District, Organization, or Workplace
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  • SIVRA-35 training video and subscription
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