Shannon Benaitis, PHR, Albatross Training Solutions, Darien, IL.
Police officers in communities where we provide services become default responders to mental health crises. These encounters are statistically more likely to result in use of force or shots fired when they involve people with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness. It's up to us, as provider agencies, to educate first responders on those we serve. Leave this Train-the-Trainer session with a training you can take to your local police and fire departments to get these informative and necessary conversations started.