CAMS can be used Across Treatment Settings and Different Treatment MOdalities
The flexible approach of the CAMS model makes it ideal for use in a range of treatment settings which has proven to be an effective approach for the state and local organizations that are endeavoring to improve suicide prevention in their communities.
In recent years CAMS has been systematically rolled-out as part of state-level suicide prevention efforts, for example in Oklahoma, Ohio, Vermont, Utah and soon in Colorado . We have trained thousands of providers across different systems of care and different mental health care disciplines. For example, in Oklahoma we have trained CAMS to outpatient providers, inpatient providers, and crisis clinicians who work in mental health respite stabilization centers—each adapting the model to the respective settings. In Vermont, providers are using CAMS in their mobile crisis response teams, schools, community mental health centers, and crisis stabilizations centers.
We work closely with state and local suicide prevention foundations and organizations to develop CAMS trainings that acknowledge the challenges unique to the population being served by providers.
The product works wonderfully to help persons with thoughts of suicide to organize and focus to complete the forms. We are experiencing very good reception to CAMS within our service area, for example, school districts, tribal behavioral health agencies, local behavioral agencies and others in private practice. We have provided workshops since 2015 and hope to continue being a resource provider in Northern Arizona.”Brenda
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why is CAMS the best choice for suicide prevention?
Do you provide consultation on how to implement CAMS?
We would like to introduce our communities to the benefits of CAMS prior to setting up trainings, could we arrange to have someone come and do a presentation?
Yes, CAMS-care does provide overview presentations of the model-which are not trainings of how to do CAMS. We have seen organizations benefit from such presentations which may increase interest in sending providers to suicide prevention organization sponsored CAMS trainings.
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