Sunday, February 26, 2017

Crisis Intervention Mental Health Teams

SAMHSA ( Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association) has developed a short video describing CIT (Crisis Intervention Teams) in use in various places in the country. It is a great model. In Rochester, NY FACIT (Family Assistance Crisis Intervention Team) was implemented in the Rochester, NY police department back in the 70s. Monroe County, in which Rochester NY is located has a Crisis Mental Health  Team which is a bit different in that it does not necessarily assist with the police and may not respond for up to 24 hours. It can be reached at 585-275-5151.

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