ROCKY HILL, Conn. July 6, 2011 State of Connecticut Connecticut Central Connecticut
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Beyond extending its reach by 20%, EMPS increased its mobility to 89.9%, reflecting a 7% increase over Q3 2010. EMPS also reported increases in mobile crisis responses among five of its six service regions. In addition, the statewide median response time in Q3 2011 was 28 minutes, with all six service areas demonstrating a median response time of 31 minutes or less, which demonstrates a timely response to crises statewide.
By dialing 2-1-1 and, when prompted, pressing ‘1’ for ‘crisis’, educators and parents can gain access to EMPS’ team of nearly 150 trained mental health professionals across the state that can respond immediately, face-to-face or by phone, to help manage the child’s behavioral or emotional crisis. EMPS can help when a child is acting violently or dangerously, is unresponsive to authority, is destroying property or is out of control, is threatening to hurt himself/herself or others, and/or having a behavioral crisis that requires outside support.
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