The Future of 988 and its Role in the Child and Adolescent Crisis System Wednesday, March 23, 2022
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Topics covered will include the implementation of “988” and its alignment with crisis prevention and response systems for children and youth. Presented by the:
Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center (MFPCC) Webinar Presenter:
Melinda J. Baldwin, Ph.D., LCSW, Division Director
Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) REGISTER
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please be sure to add the meeting to your calendar to receive reminders. Purpose: Since 2004, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline has provided 24/7 service to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress by routing them to their nearest crisis center to receive immediate counseling and local mental health referrals.
There has been an increase in behavioral health crises among children and adolescents in the United States with nearly one in 10 children suffering from serious emotional disturbance (SED).
With SAMHSA’s focus on the availability of crisis services to anyone, anywhere and anytime, and the FCC designation of 988 as the new phone number for the national hotline in July 2020, there is an opportunity to shape how crisis response systems for children are built and implemented.
This webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about the anticipated rollout of 988 and its potential impact on the child and youth crisis prevention and response system. Objectives: By the end of the webinar, participants will:
Understand the rationale behind the implementation of 988.
Discuss the alignment of 988 with crisis system services.
Explore the future implications of 988 and its impact on the child and youth crisis prevention and response system.
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