NFAR Mom's Group - July 19, 2017

  • 30 June 2017

July Meeting


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda.

Dinner is provided 

Please join us!  These meetings are for Moms to come together in a fun and relaxed setting.  The group will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month for dinner and guest speakers.  It's an opportunity to share resources, experiences and enjoy being with other moms of individuals with autism.

July Topic: Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT)

What happens when your teen or young adult with autism is out in the community and there's a concern?  If the police are contacted, that's when PERT steps in.  Come find out more!

The Psychiatric Emergency Response Teams (PERT) consist of specially trained officers and deputies who are paired with licensed mental health professionals. Together, they respond on-scene to situations involving people who are experiencing a mental health related crisis and have come to the attention of law enforcement. The goal is to provide the most appropriate resolution to the crisis and least restrictive level of care.  For more information PERT.

Guest Speaker: Lt. Carole Beason and Marla Kingkade

Marla Kingkade is a Law Enforcement and Community Liaison for PERT and the Community Research Foundation. She has been with PERT since 1996. PERT currently provides forty-one clinicians to eleven law enforcement jurisdictions. In July 2017, PERT will receive an additional ten clinicians.

Lieutenant Carole Beason has been a member of SDPD for over 21 years. She is currently assigned to the Homeless Outreach Team, and serves as the mental health liaison for the police department.