The OACP's Networks Committee Presents:
" Mental Health & Front Line Response - Partnerships & Relationships"
The OACP Networking Committee is pleased to present an interactive one day session designed to build partnerships and relationship between front line community mental health service providers.
When: October 22, 2009
Where: Tosca Banquet & Conference Centre
800 Champlain Avenue
Oshawa, ON L1J 7A6
Key Note Speaker
Anne Marie Hagan a renowned international speaker will present her personal story of triumph from a tragic violent act that dramatically changed her life as she travelled on a pathway of forgiveness and understanding. Her journey will inspire personal growth through an experience of greater understanding of individuals suffering from mental illness.
Chief Mike Ewles will host a panel of leaders in the field of mental health care providers and a police executive. They will present their strategic visions on changes required to better serve individuals in crisis and the cooperation required in achieving patient focused results.
Highlights of a Police / Mental Health Professional Partnership
The Durham Regional partnership team of Ontario Shores, Durham Mental health and the Durham Regional Police will provide insight into a three year program designed at improving crisis response to mental health calls for service. The presentation will explore both struggles and successes of this front line response team.
Criminal Diversion Program
Crown Attorney John Scott from the Ministry of the Attorney General will review a mental health diversion program that addresses criminal offences resolved through a health care solution. This program better serves the involved individual and victims of crime involving a direct and timely approach focused on harm reduction, healing and crime prevention.
Showcase of a Front Line Training Program
UOIT, Ontario Shores and the Durham Regional Police will showcase a joint interactive training project. The project produced training modules from actual crisis situations and offers a menu of responses available to officers. Their decisions are then evaluated and feedback is provided to develop a better understanding of de-escalating high risk situations.
Our goal is to facilitate feedback from attendees in order to establish stronger and more engaged partnerships throughout the province. All attendees will come with a wide range of experiences and will be asked to provide their insight on addressing some of the difficulties facing front line responders.
For more information, please contact Christina Forsythe at email@example.com
or 416-926-0424 x 23.
Please see the attached file for more information!