Crisis Care Update

Join the Arlington Department of Human Services and NAMI for an update on Arlington's Behavioral Health Crisis Response System!
When: Tuesday, May 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Alington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St., Arlington VA 22201
What: Get the latest updates to the Behavioral Health Crisis Response System and the exciting changes on the horizon.


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Event Highlights:

  • Marcus Alert legislation and implementation
  • Behavioral Health statistics
  • The collaboration between Local Community and Regional Partners
  • When should consumers call 988 versus 911
  • How are First Responders being trained to handle Mental Health calls
  • Who will respond when you need someone to talk to, someone to respond, or a safe place to go



6:00pm               Welcome, Deborah Warren, Deputy Director/CSB Executive Director, Arlington      
                                           County Department of Human Services 

6:10pm               Remarks, Arlington County Board Member

6:15pm             Introduction, Rebecca Kiessling, Executive Director, NAMI Northern Virginia 

6:30pm            Panel Talk

7:15pm            Q&A

7:30pm               Closing


  • Tiffany Jones, Supervisee in Social Work, QMHP, Marcus Alert Coordinator, Arlington DHS
  • Gabriel Duer, LPC, Client Service Entry Bureau Director, Arlington DHS
  • Michelle Pearson, MA, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, CGP, MOST Assistant Program Manager, Arlington DHS
  • Heather Horan, Quality Assurance Manager, Arlington Emergency Communications Center
  • Lt. Eliseo Pilco, DHS/APS Liaison, Arlington County Police Department
  • Kate Kramer, PA-C, Assistant Medical Director, Arlington County Fire Department
  • Melissa Link, LMSW, PSAP Liaison, HopeLink Behavioral Health



  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM


Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Stret, 22201, View Map

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