Triaging Mental Health 9-1-1 Calls: Dispatcher Training and How the Community Can Helphttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/police/1264Police5/22/2020 3:13:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/EdsIjQswM0ITriaging Mental Health 9-1-1 Calls: Dispatcher Training and How the Community Can Help<div class="ExternalClassF8B944D9C7D643BD9DF997F5676B70F3"><html>​"Let's say someone is having a mental health crisis. If they've never had a mental health crisis before, and they don't know who to call, they're probably going to call 9-1-1. And the dispatcher might be the first person to ever help them," Detective Sabrina Taylor, a Crisis Intervention Team Training Coordinator at Phoenix Police, said. <br><br>With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we took a look at the mental health related calls that 9-1-1 dispatchers receive, and the training they get to triage those calls. <br><br>"It feels like a lot," Detective Taylor explained. "These calls are generally more complicated and take more time than other calls. You think of a person that's not having any kind of mental issues, you can just rattle off name, date, social security number. But somebody who is struggling with thought process, it's going to take a long time to get to what the real problem is."<br><br>Dispatchers receive training to identify types of mental illness, assess threat levels, utilize negotiation tactics, and know where to appropriately direct these callers for help.<br><br>"At first they were like, if you call 9-1-1, I'm responsible. Who am I transferring this to?" Detective Taylor said of the dispatchers. "Once we built up that trust, they were like oh thank goodness. There is somewhere I can send people. Because I know they don't need the police but I don't know what else to do."<br><br>The goal is to avoid further upsetting a distressed caller by finding appropriate behavioral health services. This has the added benefit of reducing both the criminalization and stigma around mental illness.<br><br>"If they're just feeling sad and they're not at super high risk of being injured, they don't really need the police department," Detective Taylor explained. "There's no crime, there's no danger. So they can transfer that person right over to the crisis line."<br><br>The community can help dispatchers by getting informed about the resources. If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis, call the county crisis line at 602-222-9444.  If you do call 9-1-1, ask for a Crisis Intervention Team certified officer. That is a police officer that has received additional training in dealing with mental health calls.</html></div>https://phoenix.gov/policeVideopolicePolice@phoenixpolice #mentalhealthawarenessmental health awarenessPolice Main PIOphoenixpd.pio@phoenix.govhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/36/Police2.pngPhoenixPolice



COVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impactshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/21/2021 7:15:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1561/Newsroom_Combined.jpgCOVID-19 Information, Testing, Resources, and City Impacts<div class="ExternalClassB79BEA8E349D40EE858EB9289BDCCFA8"><html> <p>​<strong>We're in this together!</strong> Looking for help? Find information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Residents with questions about city services and programs are encouraged to call <strong>(602) 262-3111</strong> or e-mail <a target="_blank" href="mailto:contactus@phoenix.gov">contactus@phoenix.gov</a>​. ​​​​​​​​Phoenix small businesses needing help can call the Phoenix Community and Economic Development hotline at <strong>(602) 262-5040</strong>.</p> <h3>Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399">Find upcoming testing dates and locations, either on-site or with Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van. Learn more.</a> <br></p> <h3>Phoenix Requires Face Coverings; Frequently Asked Questions</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1353">Face masks are still required in the City of Phoenix. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>City of Phoenix Impacted City Services Update</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1054">Learn what's impacted with current city services. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/resources">Additional resources for Phoenix businesses, the workforce, and residents relating to COVID-19. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan</h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/COVIDrelief">Information and updates on the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Strategic Plan funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Learn more.</a> <br> </p> <h3>Special Events More Than 50 People / Venue Re-Opening Plans </h3> <p> <a target="_blank" href="/citymanager/specialevent">Help slow the spread of COVID-19! Download application to host a Special Event of more than 50 people in Phoenix. On this page you can also see Approved Events and Venue Re-Opening Plans. Learn more.</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
Phoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Eventshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/1399Emergency Management & Homeland Security1/19/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1399/Newsroom_Virus_Testing.jpgPhoenix Testing Blitz: Free COVID-19 Testing Events<div class="ExternalClass7DB6DA0A11DF4AC5B69B29BAD2582DB7"><html> <p>Community partners are holding free COVID-19 testing sites on select dates. Pre-registration is required. No cost to community members with no insurance. Mobile Testing Van Locations are listed below. Since its launch on Aug. 18, the COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van has administered more than 35,000 antigen and antibodies tests at nearly 100 locations.<span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);text-decoration-style:solid;text-decoration-color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">​​ </span></p><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><strong></strong><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/em-and-hs/1561"><strong>Related:</strong> Find information related to the COVID-19 virus and City of Phoenix, including testing, resources, and city impacts. <strong>Visit the information page.</strong></a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van</span></h2><p style="text-align:center;">No cost​ testing for those without insurance. The Mobile Testing Van offers viral and antibody tests with <strong>rapid results within 15 minutes</strong>. Testing is limited. Appointments required.<a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/public-works/1455"> Read about the City of Phoenix's Mobile Testing Van</a>.</p><div><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021 </h3><p>Cholla Library<br>10050 N. Metro Pkwy E. Phoenix, AZ 85051<br>District 1<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Monday, January 25, 2021 </h3><p>V.H. Lassen Elementary School<br>909 W. Vineyard Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85041<br>District 7 & 8<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Tuesday, January 26, 2021</h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>4230 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85009<br>District 4<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Thursday, January 28, 2021 </h3><p>Fry’s Food Store <br>8325 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85037<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Friday, January 29, 2021</h3><p>Travis Williams Family Services Center<br>4732 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040<br>District 7<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021 </h3><p>El Oso Park<br>3451 N. 75th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85033<br>District 5<br>7:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Appointments required at: <a target="_blank" href="https://vincerecancer.com">https://vincerecancer.com</a><br></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h2 style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:rgb(191, 0, 113);">Drive-Thru/Walk-Up Testing Sites</span></h2><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><h3>Saturday, January 23, 2021</h3><p>Desert West Park<br>6602 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix 85035<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Saints Simon and Jude Cathedral<br>6351 N. 27th Ave. <br>7:00 a.m.– Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><h3>Saturday, January 30, 2021</h3><p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span>Girls Innovation Academy/Preschool Campus<br>4730 W. Campbell Ave. <br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a>  <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span></p><p>NFL Yet College Prep Academy<br>222 E Olympic Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85042<br>7:00 a.m. – Noon. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19">https://www.equalityhealthfoundation.org/covid19</a> </p><p>Steele Indian School Park<br>300 E. Indian School Road<br>9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Appointments encouraged at <a target="_blank" href="https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/">https://www.familytreehealthcare.com/</a></p><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><span id="ms-rterangepaste-start"></span><p>   </p><h4>Media Contact</h4><p>Yvette Roeder <br>Cell: <span lang="EN">602-501-0620<br>Email <a target="_blank">yvette.roeder@phoenix.gov</a></span></p></div> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/emergencyNews
22 Members of Recreation Staff Certified for Youth Sportshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/1718Parks and Recreation1/22/2021 4:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1718/nays cysa.jpg22 Members of Recreation Staff Certified for Youth Sports<div class="ExternalClassFFDD57F675B048DE8F0DDCC2E532A371"><html> <p>​Despite the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department staff have remained focused on providing essential service to the community. This includes ongoing professional development and certification for youth sports programming. </p> <p> Twenty-two recreation professionals from the department recently participated in the first-ever Virtual Youth Sports Congress conducted by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). The signature event of NAYS, the Congress has been held for the past 18 years at a variety of venues nationwide. This year's event was canceled due to the pandemic and a three-day virtual event was held in its place. </p> <p> The Virtual Congress format enabled attendees to still take part in sessions and learn all-important information, communicate with speakers and presenters, and engage with their peers. </p> <p>"I am so proud of our department and the incredible dedication and love our staff has for the youth of our community," said Georgeanne Soberay, Recreation Coordinator III for the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department and a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. "It is an honor to be associated with an amazing group of people who are committed to impacting young lives through the power of sports and who relish the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight on important youth sports issues to further enhance our programs."<br></p> <p> Four members of the staff - Jason Capriolo, Robert Estfan, Karina Rodriguez and Scott Williams - earned their Certified Youth Sports Administrator (CYSA) credential, joining more than 5,500 worldwide who have that designation, while 18 others in the department maintained their CYSA designation. </p> <p> The following department staff members maintained their CYSA credential:​ </p><ul style="" class="" dir=""><li>Dave Adams</li><li>Bexxy Aguilera</li><li>Daniel Ayala</li><li>Melissa Boyle</li><li>Cody Cites</li><li>Monyea Gandy</li><li>Martin Gonzales</li><li>Darvis Hodge</li><li>Joey Jewell</li><li>Eric Martinez<br></li><li>Marcus McGuire</li><li>Frank Montano</li><li>Joe Ortiz</li><li>Allyson Pacini</li><li>Chris Parks</li><li>Raymond Retiz</li><li>Denise Romero</li><li>Georgeanne Soberay</li></ul><p>"The Virtual Youth Sports Congress provided a great opportunity to continue the department's goal of working as one team, with one goal and one voice, to provide the best recreational opportunities to our youth athletes,"​ said Dave Adams, Recreation Coordinator III for the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department​ and a Certified Youth Sports Administrator. "The virtual format not only allowed some who are normally unable to attend a conference the chance to learn and participate, but surprisingly, was able to nearly deliver the same level of content and interaction as an in-person event. Kudos to the NAYS staff for their hard work and dedication in making this a success."​<br></p> <p> The three-day Congress line-up included informative sessions on important youth sports issues that addressed gender equity, inclusion, bullying, physical literacy, facility allocation, recognizing staff and volunteers, and specialization and injuries. </p> <p> Read more at NAYS.org: <a href="https://www.nays.org/blog/22-staff-members-from-city-of-phoenix-maintain-cysa-credential/" target="_blank">22 Staff Members from City of Phoenix Maintain CYSA Credential</a> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/parksNews




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Face Coverings Requiredhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/DispForm.aspx?ID=18https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/AdBox/Attachments/18/Mask_Slider.jpgFace Coverings Required<div class="ExternalClass8DE6AF03F13B43BAB7648EA69C9E912F"><html>​Every person in the city of Phoenix, ages two and over, shall cover their nose and mouth whenever they are away from their home or residence. Learn more about this declaration<br></html></div>Newshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/em-and-hs/13536/19/2020 8:18:55 PM2/28/2021 8:18:55 PM

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