ROWLEY — The Chiefs of the Rowley, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, and Newbury Police Departments are happy to announce that the primary spherical of behavioral well being coaching in accordance with the 5 departments’ newly funded Element Jail Diversion Program was a hit.
Rowley, Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland, and Newbury Police had been awarded funding via the Massachusetts Division of Psychological Well being/Jail Arrest Diversion Grant Program to rent a Jail Diversion Clinician to work collectively with every of the 5 police departments and supply elevated behavioral well being coaching to members of every of the 5 associate companies.
The primary spherical of twenty-two trainees from the 5 associate companies efficiently accomplished coaching on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and at the moment are licensed in Psychological Well being First Help.
This important coaching consists of: overviews of widespread psychological well being and substance use issues; tips on how to acknowledge widespread threat components and warning indicators; disaster diffusion and follow-up techniques; affirming and reassurance techniques; and tips on how to encourage applicable assist.
Coaching is being utilized to: improve citizen and officer security; improve the providers out there to neighborhood members; lower pointless arrests; lower undue stress on the emergency providers system; and efficiently divert behavioral well being sufferers to therapy or connection to providers as wanted.