Crisis Support Training (CST)

Chandler Fire Department was awarded an Innovation Grant from Vitalyst Health Foundation and Arizona Community Foundation and they selected ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy as their partner to create, deliver, and evaluate a Crisis Support Training (CST) curriculum specifically designed for firefighters and emergency medical professionals. The project collaborates with community partners and organizations to help firefighters develop efficacy in their knowledge of serious mental illnesses and how to appropriately engage individuals in behavioral health crises. The impact of this project will help reduce the stigma of mental illness, improve patient outcomes, and increase access to appropriate care.