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Georgia Youth In Crisis Training Meets in Savannah

Savannah started the week off with a Georgia Youth in Crisis training class, led by Sgt. Clarence Few, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department; Alloceia Hall, NAMI Savannah President and Community Collaborator for Mobile Crisis Response Team at BHL; Diane Reeder, NAMI Savannah; and Clinicians Chris Williams, Coastal Harbor Health System, and Lisa Wiggins, Gateway Behavioral Health.

NAMI Georgia is now accepting registration for next class to be held on November 1-3 at Department of Family Services in Savannah.  Contact: nami-savannah@namisavannah.org to register and for more information.

The Georgia Youth in Crisis training program is a 20 hour course designed for law enforcement personnel, educators, mental health providers, counselors, faith leaders, and other community members with influence in the lives of youth. Important topics include: Adolescent development, mental and substance use disorders commonly experienced by adolescents, crisis intervention, de-escalation and communication techniques appropriate for youth, working with families, legal issues, special education services, community resources for youth and more.

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