2018 Mobile Response & Stabilization Services (MRSS)
Date: May 23-24, 2018 (May 22 for ride along with NJ Mobile Response Unit)
Location: New Jersey
Description: In this expanded cooperative peer convening, (up to eight) participant teams will gather to learn about three innovative models of mobile response and stabilization services (MRSS) that include home- and community-based stabilization and case management services, on-site face-to-face therapeutic response; assessment; crisis intervention and stabilization; psychiatric consultation; psychopharmacology; and referrals and linkages to other services and supports. Participants will gather in New Jersey for two days of collaborative work with MRSS alumni and experts from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Milwaukee County Wisconsin, to hear about lessons learned, and focus on strategies for developing, implementing and sustaining MRSS for children, youth, and young adults in their states. There will also be an opportunity for 1-2 individuals from each participating team to 'ride along' with a mobile response team for 'hands-on' observation of New Jersey's approach, the day before the meeting begins.