Date & Time
Monday, August 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
306 Taking a Collaborative Approach to Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

This session outlines how mental health clinicians and security staff work collaboratively to provide services to incarcerated adults experiencing severe and persistent mental illness in the county with the highest per capita homeless population in the nation, correlating to high-acuity mental illness and substance use disorders. Their innovative approach has effectively aligned people with treatment services and reduced recidivism at Lane County Adult Corrections Facility in Eugene, Oregon. Discussion will also include the who, what, when, why, and how of trauma-informed care and the multidisciplinary approach at LCACF.

Educational Objectives:

  • Cite barriers that prevent individuals experiencing homelessness, substance use disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness from accessing services
  • Identify opportunities for potential collaboration between health care and security staff
  • Evaluate individuals who might be open to collaboration within one's work setting

Level: Intermediate

Suicide Prevention