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Sweetser’s Brunswick Mobile Crisis Team Receives Award from Lincoln County Sheriff

Posted on 04/13/2011 at 01:00 pmViewed 2,620 times

Members of Sweetser's Brunswick Mobile Crisis Team were recently presented with an award acknowledging their exceptional service to Lincoln County from the Sheriff's Department.

At the sixth annual award dinner held at Lincoln Academy, Dana Bontatibus, Mary Hanley, Laurel Bailey and Elizabeth Hansberger were presented the award by Head Sheriff Todd Brackett.

Supervisor of Crisis Services Dana Bontatibus said of the honor, "It's great to be recognized for the hard work we do with clients in Lincoln County. Over the past year we have really made a concerted effort to improve our presence in Lincoln County, and working collaboratively with the Sheriff's Department during crisis situations has made all the difference. I'm very proud of the work we've done and look forward to the continued relationship with law enforcement."

In addition to providing assessments to the Sheriff's Department during crisis situations, the Mobile Crisis Team also works earnestly in providing Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) to members of the department. They have been presenting the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) program of CIT for over three years, and in the process have worked closely with Lieutenant Rand Maker and Deputy Sheriff Mark Bridgham through role-playing exercises and on topics of crisis escalation and personality disorders.

For more information about the services Sweetser provides, contact the PromiseLine at 800.434.3000.

Picture of Sweetser Mobile Crisis Team members

Pictured at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department’s Award Ceremony are (L-R) Sweetser’s Mobile Crisis Clinician Mary Hanley, Supervisor of Crisis Services Dana Bontatibus and Residential Supervisor for the Adult Crisis Unit in Brunswick Laurel Bailey.

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