This course will provide an overview of one of MRSS’s key aims – diverting youth from juvenile justice involvement, with the most likely entry point to the system being when law enforcement intervenes with youth. By adopting the national youth MRSS best practice of responding without law enforcement unless essential for safety reasons, Ohio MRSS specifically minimizes the potential of a youth with emotional and behavioral challenges having (often traumatizing or re-traumatizing) contact with law enforcement. MRSS also offers many opportunities to intervene with youth who are at “turning points” – points that without an alternative response are associated with an ever-increasing likelihood that a youth will become involved or further involved with the juvenile justice system and experience other adverse outcomes including death by suicide. The course also will describe the disproportionate use and impact of juvenile justice involvement for historically marginalized communities, including for Hispanic and Black and African American youth.
Although MRSS seeks to avert youth from juvenile justice involvement, MRSS recognizes that law enforcement and other first responders are essential parts of the crisis response system. This course will discuss the necessity of MRSS strong partnerships with local law enforcement and other first responders.
2 CEs available to Social workers, Counselors and MFTs
Connection: To ensure CIP COE provides top quality training and learning experiences, all participants must have their cameras on for the entire training event to attend and receive credit. The attendance and participation expectations are the same for virtual and in-person training events: no multitasking, follow along, engage, and participate in discussions and other activities, no traveling in a car or attending concurrent meetings.
Note: If you join the training without your camera on, you will be removed and need to reschedule.
1. Bandwidth issues: inform your agency and make plans to access a connection that is conducive for camera-on, engaged learning.
2. Chromebook or similar devices generally complicate your connection. You will not be able to obtain chat information etc.; you will need alternative options.
3. Phoning in with audio (no video) cannot verify attendance, you will be removed from the training and unable to earn credits.