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 by way of 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 companion businesses.
The primary spherical of twenty-two trainees from the 5 companion businesses efficiently accomplished coaching on Tuesday, Nov. 22 and are actually licensed in Psychological Well being First Assist.
This crucial coaching consists of: overviews of widespread psychological well being and substance use issues; tips on how to acknowledge widespread danger elements 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 companies out there to neighborhood members; lower pointless arrests; lower undue stress on the emergency companies system; and efficiently divert behavioral well being sufferers to remedy or connection to companies as wanted.