Veteran-Centered Crisis Stabilization and Scene Management Strategies
In Los Angeles County, innovation has led to the collaborative and integrated approach of a “Task Force” model by having public, private sector and nonprofit agencies share resources across individual siloes and have a robust process for prevention, crisis intervention, and post-vention care of veterans experiencing mental health issues/crises.
Attendees will leave this webinar with an understanding of best practices of Veteran suicide prevention efforts, an overview of the crisis stabilization framework used to de-escalate Veterans in crisis and training available in Veteran and Military cultural competencies for First Responder personnel.
Dave Weiner has served both military and civilian communities passionately for well over 27 years in military, law enforcement, and corporate security service. Mr. Weiner started his law enforcement career in the United States Air Force in 1993 as a military policeman.
As his career progressed, he worked a variety of assignments such as a patrol officer, field training officer, K-9 handler, Special Response Team, Training Coordinator, and in supervisory positions over both Patrol and Investigations.
Mr. Weiner also has many years of senior leadership experience in law enforcement and corporate security. Holding executive-level positions such as Director of Security and Asst Chief of Police, Mr. Weiner successfully rose to the level of Regional Chief of Police of the US Department of Veteran Affairs Police in Long Beach Ca in 2014. During his tenure, he worked collaboratively with agencies such as LASD MET, LAPD MEU, and Long Beach Police Department MET to address Veteran related issues such as crisis intervention and Suicide Prevention. He created innovative police department programs to keep the communities in
which he served safer.
Notably, he implemented a mental health outreach program for Veterans called VMET (Veteran Mental Evaluation Unit) and a Threat Management Unit to proactively prevent acts of violence in a healthcare setting that caters to the Veteran community. The VMET program has been adopted by the US Department of Veteran Affairs and is currently being rolled out as a pilot program at several major Veteran Affairs medical centers nationwide.
Mr. Weiner is currently a Master’s Candidate in the University of Arizona Psychology program, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is certified in Veteran Behavioral Health and is a Qualified Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist.
Mr. Weiner has presented to many audiences on a great number of topics including Veteran Cultural Competencies for First Responders, Veteran Culture for Community Providers, Veteran Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Veteran Risk Management, Workplace Violence prevention, First Responder Cultural Competencies, Emergency Preparedness and management, Leadership development, Interpersonal communication, Crime prevention and Active shooter response.
After working in law enforcement, Mr. Weiner founded and is CEO of Secure Measures, LLC, a Veteran Owned, Global Management Consulting firm based in Southern California.