O2SL & QRT National Deliver Training on Situation Table Model for Perry County Communities

O2SL & QRT National Deliver Training on Situation Table Model for Perry County Communities

PERRY COUNTY, KY – Operation 2 Save Lives (O2SL) & QRT National recently delivered training to Perry County communities on the Situation Table, a strategy that facilitates multi-agency interventions for those at risk of experiencing a crisis. The training was sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF). The two-day training took place from June 28-29 at the Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky and was delivered by instructors from O2SL & QRT National and HBFF.   The training focused on preparing the attending agencies to form a Situation Table. A Situation Table is a unique, risk-based rapid triage model that brings together multiple human service providers to address situations where individuals and/or families are facing a specific threshold of Acutely Elevated Risk.  Following the training, the Situation Table launched and held its first meeting on Wednesday, July 13.  The Perry County Situation Table’s implementation and plans were highlighted by local news station

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Gloucester Health Department Provides Training for Gloucester Schools and Police on Recognizing and Responding to Trauma

Scott Allen of Operation 2 Save Lives and QRT National speaks with Gloucester Police officers during a training session. (Photo Courtesy City of Gloucester)

GLOUCESTER – The City of Gloucester and Health Director Max Schenk are pleased to share that staff from Gloucester Public Schools and the Gloucester Police Department participated in training to help them recognize and respond to trauma in ways consistent with the city’s efforts to support the mental health of all.  On Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29, training was provided to 53 officers of the Gloucester Police Department, and on Tuesday, March 29 training was provided to over 100 Gloucester Public Schools staff members, including the faculty of Gloucester High School and district-wide clinical staff members. The training is part of an ongoing effort to support mental health in a trauma-sensitive way for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, for those facing economic and social hardships, and for those with a history of personal trauma.  Funding for the training was provided by the Substance Abuse

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Family Support Training Offerings

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O2SL and QRT National has collaborated with Maureen Cavanaugh of Magnolia Recovery and Consulting to support families affected by substance use. Maureen Cavanagh, MPA M.Ed, speaks from both lived experience and education to families, the community, educators, and professionals who support those with a substance use disorder. Ms. Cavanagh has delivered keynote speeches, workshops, and multi-day trainings around the topics of substance use disorder and the impact on the support system, community, and education system. To date, there are over 50 NAADAC Approved Continuing Education Units (CEUs) accepted by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and most state licensing boards. To find CEUs by state, visit: NAADAC Maureen Cavanagh, MPA M.Ed, speaks from both lived experience and education to families, the community, educators, and professionals who support those with a substance use disorder. Ms. Cavanagh has delivered keynote speeches, workshops, and multi-day trainings around the topics of substance use

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O2SL and QRT National Trains West Virginia Police on the Impacts of Trauma

O2SL and QRT National Trains West Virginia Police on the Impacts of Trauma

Operation 2 Save Lives & QRT National instructors spent Monday and Tuesday of this week training law enforcement partners in several counties in West Virginia, educating seventy law enforcement responders on the impact of trauma on their service to the community. O2SL and QRT National’s Trauma-Informed Care Training expert, Edward Jacoubs, and Director of Operations, Daniel Meloy, spent the past two days with leaders and officers from nine police departments alongside partner Beth Bailey, Project Director of the Rural Health Opioid Program, Community Connections, Inc., based in Princeton, West Virginia. Director Bailey oversees the Quick Response Teams (QRT) in this region, made up of law enforcement professionals and mental health and recovery community professionals in Mercer, McDowell, and Wyoming counties.  Jacoubs, M.S.W., who has the past 42 years of experience in the juvenile justice and forensic mental health field, led the two-day training alongside Director of Operations Meloy, working with

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O2SL and QRT National Team Prepare for August 9th and 10th Training With West Virginia Partners

O2SL and QRT National Team Prepare for August 9th and 10th Training With West Virginia Partners

On August 9th and 10th, O2SL and QRT National’s Director of Operations, Daniel Meloy, along with our trauma-informed response subject matter expert, Edward Jacoubs (MSW), will be training law enforcement partners from the Pineville and Princeton, West Virginia regions. Retired Chief Meloy and Beth Bailey, Project Director of the Rural Health Opioid Program, from Community Connections, Inc., continue to collaborate to provide opportunities to share best practices and educate Quick Response Teams and law enforcement responders, including this upcoming training about the impact of trauma on law enforcement’s service to the community. Learning About the Impact of Trauma Trauma’s impact on those that they serve in the community but also the impact of trauma on first responders themselves. O2SL and QRT National’s team of subject matter experts focus on supporting pre-arrest diversion, deflection, while understanding the impact of trauma on those that they serve, as well as the impacts of

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