Best Practices: 988 Crisis Response

10:00am - September 8, 2022 thru 11:00am - September 8, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




Leveraging Beacon Health Options’ national experience and local expertise, Wendy Farmer presents on the newly implemented nationwide 988 crisis lifeline. Attendees will garner a deep understanding of the components that make up a crisis system beyond the initial 988 contact. This engaging session will also demonstrate how community collaboration can support crisis system development and how to successfully implement braided funding mechanisms that sustainably support crisis system capacity.




  • Learn about the new 988 Crisis Lifeline
  • Understand the components of this service and how it has been implemented across the country
  • Discover ways that community collaboration can support the 988 crisis response services




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




Wendy Farmer


Wendy Farmer, BA, MBA, MS

Wendy Martinez Farmer serves as Beacon Health Options' Assistant Vice President, Crisis Product, and is a licensed professional counselor with more than 20 years of experience working in crisis services. She provides expert consultation to Beacon's state and local crisis programs on crisis systems of care and industry best practices. Widely considered to be an expert in crisis services, Ms. Farmer has developed specialty co-responder programs with paramedics and serves on the Crisis Intervention Team Advisory Board for the state of Georgia where she lends her expertise to ensure law enforcement and 911 operators receive crisis intervention training.