The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Gains Center hosted a virtual summit on May 18 to discuss advancements and implementation strategies around in crisis responses for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
Krista Lewis, Family & Children’s Services Chief Program Officer over Mental Health, Medical and Crisis Services was invited to present on a panel with Michael G. Claeys, CEO of Behavioral Health Link in Atlanta, Georgia and Arnold A. Remington, Director of the TASC Program in Lincoln, Nebraska.
At F&CS, Lewis collaborates with community and agency partners to develop, implement and expand innovative strategies to meet the needs of vulnerable children and adults. During the presentation, Lewis highlighted F&CS’s crisis response continuum and how F&CS utilizes a three-point approach of “someone to talk to, someone to respond, and a place to go.”
SAMHSA’S GAINS Center Virtual Summits were developed to bring together experts from around the country who provide perspectives and ground-level learnings on key topics with a national audience.