Nohcj Hosts Mental Wellness Awareness Panel


Mental Health

The National Organization of Hispanics inwards Criminal Justice is hosting a panel give-and-take on mental wellness issues facing police delineate in addition to the communities they serve.

Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion
Thu, November 9, 2017
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The National Organization of Hispanics inwards Criminal Justice is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Panel Discussion to enhance awareness close mental wellness issues in addition to how they touching on criminal judge professionals in addition to the communities they serve. The presentation volition move held on Nov. nine from half dozen to 7:30 p.m. inwards the Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom, amongst a reception planned at in i lawsuit next the computer programme inwards the CJ Lobby. The give-and-take volition include professionals from diverse aspects of the criminal judge field. The panelists volition include:

  • Officer Rebecca Skillern of the Houston Police Department Mental Health Division
  • Frank Webb, Project Manager for Harris County Sheriff’s Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau
  • Rita Watkins, Executive Director of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas

Officer Skillern is a fellow member of Houston Police Department’s Mental Health Division, a computer programme nationally recognized past times the National Institute of Justice. The segmentation partners amongst mental wellness providers for specialized training, outreach programs, in addition to emergency wellness facilities to serve people inwards mental wellness crisis inwards the community. She too is a past times president of the Texas Crisis Intervention Team Association.

Webb serves inwards the Mental Health & Jail Diversion Bureau, the showtime county move of its form inwards the nation. The move serves equally a liaison to the sheriff’s move Mental Health Task Force, the District Attorney’s Mental Health Unit in addition to the Harris County Jail Diversion Program. It oversees mental wellness screening in addition to reentry services at the Harris County Jail in addition to provides policy oversight for mental wellness programs inwards corrections in addition to law enforcement inwards the county.

As Executive Director of LEMIT, MD Watkins oversees professional person evolution programs for all Texas Police Chiefs in addition to Constables equally good equally hereafter law enforcement leaders, which oftentimes includes sessions on mental wellness issues. She volition hash out mental wellness issues affecting law enforcement officers, such equally officer-involved shootings in addition to high suicide rates. To aid officers who accept difficulty dealing amongst the aftermath of traumatic or critical incidents, LEMIT launched the Post Critical Incident Seminar, a peer-based computer programme to educate officers on trauma, patterns of resolution in addition to field-tested strategies to promote recovery in addition to resiliency. The computer programme is complimentary in addition to opened upwards to the public.

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