children’s mental health and the juvenile justice system

Posted by Mike Hannan on Aug 31, 2017 10:59:09 AM

Perhaps one of a parent’s greatest fears is having a child get in trouble with the law. That fear is amplified for parents who have a child diagnosed with a mental illness.

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De-Escalating a Dangerous Situation: SAPD’s Crisis Intervention Training

Posted by One in Five Minds on Aug 25, 2016 9:11:49 AM

Imagine that your son or daughter has a history of mental illness with occasional, violent outbursts. What if one of those outbursts turns into a life-threatening situation for either you or your child? You may not want to think about it, but it’s a concern for parents of children who exhibit the symptoms of certain mental illnesses. If a day like that came, who would be there for you? How would you handle it? Fortunately, the immediate help you need may be closer than you think.

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San Antonio Police Department Mental Health Crisis Team

Posted by One in Five Minds on Jan 28, 2015 11:55:00 AM

Shortly after 911, Officer William Kasberg’s department was called to a week-long class about “Crisis intervention.” He thought for sure it was going to be a training on terrorism defense. When they announced that the topic was mental illness de-escalation and using non-violent techniques, he wondered if he was in the right room. Later in the training, a frail 70-year old lady spoke about her violent mentally ill son, and what could happen one day when they would have to intervene in her defense. Her talk changed everything - the way Officer Kasberg understood his duty, and the way he could truly help people in his community. This in turn started a movement that completely transformed the San Antonio Police Department.

This video replay is from the TEDxSanAntonio Children's Mental Health Salon: Where are the Casseroles? One in Five Minds collaborated with TEDxSanAntonio to present this unique children's mental health event on September 13, 2014. In this presentation, SAPD Officers William Kasberg and James Williams, along with actors Katerina Rakosky and Robert Paulissen, present an example of "SAPD: Crisis De-escalation."

 

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