Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

altThe Worcester County Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) provides a comprehensive training designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to guide first responders when interacting with individuals in behavioral health crises. The program’s goal is to serve as an expansion of the crisis response system in order to provide collaborative and effective intervention and appropriate service coordination to those in behavioral health crises. 

 
The mission of C.I.T. is to enjoin community leaders, advance public safety and enhance community services to persons with behavioral health issues. The Worcester County C.I.T. is a collaborative program built on strong community partnerships between criminal justice professionals, behavioral health professionals, advocacy groups and community members.
 
Objectives of C.I.T.: 
  • Coordinate training programs that will enhance officer interactions, skills and safety when responding to behavioral health crises
  • Increase officer awareness of individuals at risk of, or experiencing, behavioral health crises
  • Improve effectiveness of officer response to behavioral health  crises
  • Reduce injuries to officers, persons in crises and their family members
  • Provide appropriate service coordination and resource linkage to persons with behavioral health issues
  • Provide community outreach and education on the Worcester County C.I.T. program 
     
 For more information please contact Sandra Ulrich at 410-632-1100 ext. 1146 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
 

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WCHD News

Crystal Bell will participate in "Walkable Communities" training program.


Snow Hill, MD - America Walks, a national advocacy organization working to empower communities to create safe, accessible, and enjoyable places to walk, announced today that they are awarding Crystal Bell, of Worcester County Health Department, a Walking College Fellowship as part of the 2018 program. The Fellowship will enable Bell and other advocates from around the country to participate in a five-month training program designed to strengthen local efforts to make communities more walkable and livable.

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Cases are on the Rise—Effects can be Harmful and Deadly

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Poison Center have reported the fourth hospitalization in Maryland from individuals experiencing risk of severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called Spice, K2, Bliss, Scooby Snax, or fake weed. 

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Fatalities related to intoxication down in Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico in 2017

Snow Hill, MD- Deaths related to drug and alcohol intoxication, including opioid overdoses, are down in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, according to 3rd Quarter 2017 Overdose Data released by the Maryland Department of Health last week. From January through September 2016, compared to the same period in 2017, intoxication fatalities are down 20-percent in Somerset County, 42-percent in Worcester County, and 32-percent in Wicomico County. The drop-off in the Tri-County region comes at a time when overall drug and alcohol related deaths in Maryland are on the rise.

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Directs Attorney General to File Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers; Announces Plans to Convert Former City Jail into a Secure Treatment Facility, Enhance Data Sharing Among First Responders, Strengthen Volume Dealer Law to Include Fentanyl

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today unveiled a series of executive actions and proposed legislation to continue the administration’s aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid crisis. The governor also authorized the Attorney General to file suit against select opioid manufacturers and distributors on the grounds that they have misled the public and helped to create the addiction crisis gripping Maryland and the nation.

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