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Workshops For Responders
LEAP™ Training The LEAP™ Responder program consists of a set of two workshops completed over the course of one day and a follow-up series of assessments and supervision that are completed and returned to the trainers via US mail or internet (if certification is desired). The workshops are specially directed toward those tasked with initial contact, generally under difficult extending circumstances, with persons in distress.
By establishing programs within departments and organizations that produce a well trained core of LEAP Instructors, an efficient continuing education program can be established so that new personnel can immediately be given LEAP training without waiting for further workshops and that the department has a “go to” person for instructional updates. This organizational format coupled with LEAP Resources provides a solid basis for dealing, as responders, to mental health crisis situations.
LEAP trained responders can then be invaluable in uniting efforts to unify the community at large in dealing with these situations. The success of the LEAP™ approach rests on three pillars:
1. Consumer Focus: Developing a new relationship with the mentally ill person that focuses exclusively on problems that the “patient” perceives.
2. Treatment Team: Breaking down the barriers that keep the provider, family, other stakeholders (law enforcement, judges, attorneys), and consumer from functioning as an effective team.
3. Common goals: Finding common ground between team members and the consumer, that can be shaped into goals that will be worked on together.
For further information on participating in these workshops, either live or online, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.