Catalyst for Community Change
Our Catalyst Vision represents a “trauma-responsive”, cross-sector collaboration with law enforcement, government, mental health/ substance professionals, advocates, and those with a lived experience. Stakeholders including those with lived experience are working together to problem-solve and orchestrate a culturally responsive and equitable, substance use and mental health system of support. Intended to specifically address policy, practice, linkages to care, barriers to access, and challenges for underrepresented/ underserved populations. A cadre of CIT certified officers represent a paradigm shift in mental health and substance use response and are indicative of changes in policy and practice so that police are used strategically, jails are not the default location for mental health/substance use interventions, safety is improved during enforcement encounters for everyone involved, and trauma is reduced for those in crisis via links to intervention to support long term recovery.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. increase understanding of culturally proficient, authentic cross sector collaboration
2. differentiate between trauma informed and trauma proficient practice
3. improve understanding of a Trauma Informed Recovery Oriented System of Care model