Family and Children’s Services has partnered with the Tulsa Public Schools to provide immediate mobile response teams for students in crisis
Two specially trained mobile crisis units, each comprised of a therapist and case manager, have been established exclusively for Tulsa Public Schools to handle mental health crises among students, said Amanda Bradley, COPES Associate Chief Program Officer.
TPS mobile crisis teams will respond anytime during school hours, and regular COPES teams will provide coverage when there are more calls than can be handled by this team, as well as after-hours coverage, Bradley said.
The mobile teams will respond to crises in the schools and a receiving “bridge” team will further assess students to determine what level of care they need from F&CS or other community providers.
The TPS mobile crisis teams were made possible by a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).