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Crisis Core


COVID-19 Update

All Crisis Core in-person trainings scheduled through December, 2020 will be offered as a virtual experience that will mirror our in-person training. More details, access information, and options will be communicated to participants via email as soon as they are available. We thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we work out the many details to continue to provide trainings during this pandemic.

If you wish to cancel your registration or defer your registration fees to an in-person option that may be available later in the year please email Savanna Mishler mishlers@uwgb.edu


Course Fees & Registration

Note: Fees are separated by member status: Full/Partial/Nonmember. Please select the correct status when registering.
If you have any questions, please contact the BHTP office at 920-465-2101 or bhtp@uwgb.edu
 
Member Status Fee                                                                   
Full Member $35.00
Partial Member $70.00
Non-Member $99.00
 

Please note: Course registration closes approximately 5 days prior to each scheduled training date.  To inquire about registering past the registration deadline, please email bhtp@uwgb.edu.

 

Crisis Services Overview:

Trainer: Liz Bartz & Paul Haasl
This one‐day core training provides participants with a framework for understanding the county crisis system as defined by Wisconsin DHS 34 and by best practice standards laid out by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Participants will gain knowledge of crisis as a continuum, the consumer perspective on crisis, and working with community partners such as Law Enforcement and Emergency Departments. Participants will work in teams to develop crisis plans that utilize both professional and informal supports such as family and friends. In addition, this training will illustrate how good documentation supports good crisis practice and allows for billing for services. Full Course Description.
 
Date(s)   Location
October 13, 2020     
9:00am - 3:45pm  
Due to the public health risk posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the necessity to both limit its spread and mitigate further impact, BHTP leadership has decided this session of Crisis Services Overview will be delivered virtually, via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Please be sure that your device has Google Chrome. We will send you instructions for connecting to the session the week prior to the training.  If you have any questions, please contact bhtp@uwgb.edu.

Suicide and Risk Assessment:

Trainer: Liz Bartz
Assessing suicide risk or risk of harm to others is the most critical aspect of crisis work. Because suicide and homicide can and does happen, this one‐day core training emphasizes the importance of self‐care in order to be an effective helper during times of acute crisis. Participants will be given an overview of secondary trauma as a by‐product to the work they do, and asked to identify personal coping strategies to help mitigate the effects. Participants will also learn about the trauma‐ informed crisis response process and be given an overview of suicide statistics. Risk factors, warning signs and protective factors will be identified and participants will develop a crisis response plan, utilizing what they have learned. Also covered will be assessment and intervention with those at risk to harm others, including personal safety and duty to warn. Legal implications of decision‐making will be covered with an emphasis on risk management and use of supervision for response planning with individuals at risk for suicide or to harm others. Full Course Description.

Date(s) Location
November 10, 2020
9:00am - 3:45pm
Due to the public health risk posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the necessity to both limit its spread and mitigate further impact, BHTP leadership has decided this session of Suicide and Risk Assessment will be delivered virtually, via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Please be sure that your device has Google Chrome. We will send you instructions for connecting to the session the week prior to the training.  If you have any questions, please contact bhtp@uwgb.edu.

Wisconsin Mental Health Laws:

Trainer: Liz Bartz & Dawn Klockow
This one‐day course uses discussion and small group exercises along with lecture to help participants understand the laws and standards related to crisis work as identified in DHS 34. Mental Health Laws (Chapter 51) will be presented and the crisis worker will be prepared for the fact that not all of their cases are going to fit neatly into the Chapter 51 framework. Participants will be exposed to the other laws that may be involved in crisis response, such as Chapters 48, 938, 54, 55. Scenarios will be used to illustrate how to navigate between systems. Full Course Description.
 
Date(s) Location                                            
December 8, 2020
9:00am - 3:45pm
Due to the public health risk posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the necessity to both limit its spread and mitigate further impact, BHTP leadership has decided this session of Wisconsin Mental Health Laws will be delivered virtually, via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Please be sure that your device has Google Chrome. We will send you instructions for connecting to the session the week prior to the training.  If you have any questions, please contact bhtp@uwgb.edu.
 

Statewide Crisis Core Training Series

If your county or region is interested in hosting a Crisis Core Training Series, please contact Liz Bartz. There is currently a series being offered in Eau Claire beginning in April 2020 see the dates and location above.