2-1-1 Connecticut Winter Webinar Series

Youth Mobile Crisis
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
1:30-2:30

Youth EMPS-Mobile Crisis Intervention Services, formerly Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services – EMPS, is a state-wide, community based and family supportive clinical crisis intervention service for children & adolescents experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. Youth Mobile Crisis provides rapid emergency crisis stabilization for children and their families, as well as short-term follow-up care and connection to other services. Children can receive Mobile Crisis services in their homes, in schools, in Emergency Departments, and other community settings. Please tune in for an in depth overview of this important statewide resource and to learn how and when to utilize the Mobile Crisis service.

Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
1:30-2:30

The Connecticut Fatherhood Initiative (CFI) is a broad-based, multi-agency effort of state and local partners led by the Department of Social Services and focused on changing systems to improve fathers’ ability to be engaged in the lives of their children. The CFI began in 1999 with the passage of legislation to promote the positive involvement and interaction of fathers with their children, as key leaders at the community, regional and statewide levels continued to see children who had been impacted by their fathers’ absence. Traditionally, support programs and policies that aim to help families targeted households, many of which did not include a father. Research has shown the unique and undeniable importance of fathers to children. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to the CFI – the partners’ approach, work that has been done since its inception, current efforts to implement the CFI Strategic Plan and available resources for providers to better incorporate father engagement into their work with families.

My Place CT
Thursday, March 7, 2019
11:00-12:00

MyPlaceCT.org is a free, web-based resource designed to help older adults and people with disabilities live at home or in the community with optimal health and wellbeing. It helps people explore their options and features current information on a wide range of services and supports. The dynamic content and the opportunities for training featured on MyPlaceCT.org, helps a variety of stakeholders – providers, communities, My Place CT Partners – maximize time, create efficiency and have an even greater impact on the people they serve. Join us for a live demonstration of the recently updated website.

MyPlaceCT.org is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, in collaboration with 2-1-1/United Way of Connecticut and partners.

Suicide Prevention
Monday, March 11, 2019
1:00-2:00

This one –hour webinar on Suicide Prevention efforts for youth and young adults in CT will provide an overview of the CT Networks of Care for Suicide Prevention activities happening regionally and statewide, along with resources from the CT Suicide Advisory Board and suicide prevention campaign.