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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Perry County, KY Situation Table Featured in Local News

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From WYMT New, Kentucky……. HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – Agencies across the Appalachian community all have expertise in different fields. “There’s so many agencies doing so many different things and we’re not in one location…ever,” Quick Response Team (QRT) Director Sandra Boucher said. Now, the Perry County QRT has implemented the “Situation Table” with the goal of bringing agencies together to solve local issues. “Whenever a situation arises…we can pretty much have everyone there,” John Napier, a member of QRT law enforcement, said. Click video link below to watch news video feed. WYMT news video link to Perry County Situation Table news features

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Forbes features O2SL & QRT National Family support expert partner, Maureen Cavanagh

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Click on the link below to read the Forbes article, written by their innovation contributor, “Reinventing How We View Substance Abuse”, which was written about our partner, Maureen Cavanagh. Maureen is the author of “If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction”, the founder of Magnolia New Beginnings, which provides education and peer support to those affected by substance use disorder and their families, and is a nationally recognized subject matter expert who provides training and education in collaboration with O2SL & QRT National. Click to read the article Reinventing How We View Substance Abuse, Forbes, by Heather Wishart-Smith

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O2SL & QRT National Delivers Training on Situation Table Model for Implementation in Seven South Shore Communities

Michael Botieri of O2SL & QRT National speaks at the Situation Table training, which took place at the Braintree Police Department on June 13-14. (Photo courtesy Operation 2 Save Lives (O2SL) & QRT National)

BRAINTREE – Operation 2 Save Lives (O2SL) & QRT National recently delivered training to several South Shore communities on the Situation Table model, a strategy that facilitates multi-agency interventions for those at risk of experiencing a crisis. The training was provided by the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), funded as one of the many Pre-Arrest Diversion and Deflection strategies the organization supports. The two-day training took place from June 13-14 at the Braintree Police Department and was delivered by instructors from O2SL & QRT National. 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. Through the model, an individual or family at Acutely Elevated Risk would be referred to the Situation Table for

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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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