Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise

November 7, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

425 S. Financial, 3rd Floor Conference Center

Member Price: $60


Emergency Preparedness Tabletop November 2019

Mental Health Preparedness: Crisis Intervention and De-Escalation

Join BOMA/Chicago's Preparedness Committee and the City's first responders for our 2019 Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise, which will focus on mental health preparedness, crisis intervention and de-escalation. The program, presented by SOS Security, will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 7 at 425 South Financial in the third floor Conference Center.
Participants at the Tabletop Exercise will learn:
  • Signs and symptoms of mental illness
  • Warning signs that indicate a person is experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Active listening/verbal de-escalation strategies
  • Risk factors and symptoms of compassion fatigue and secondary trauma 
  • How to access a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained police officer
  • How to utilize Smart911
Scenarios will focus on crisis communications and decision-making in emergency situations. The tabletop content is appropriate for a range of property professionals including building management, engineers and security directors. Attendees will receive a take-home tabletop exercise to share with their staff.

8:00-8:30 am           Registration / Breakfast
8:30-8:40 am           Introductions / Agenda
8:40-10:20 am        Mental Health Awareness & Verbal De-escalation Training 
10:20-10:30 am     Question & Answer Period
10:30-10:45 am     Snack Break
10:45-11:00 am     Discussion on Mental Health Crisis Response with NAMI, Chicago Police & Chicago Fire Department officials
11:00-12:20 pm     Guided Tabletop Exercises
12:20-12:30 pm     Wrap Up 

Paul Wilson, CPP
Senior Vice President of SOS Security
Tim Madigan, CPP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Senior Vice President of SOS Security 
General Human Resource Guidance 
Kasey Franco, MA
Director of Training and Education of NAMI Chicago
Kasey Franco joined NAMI Chicago as the Training and Outreach Coordinator in February of 2017. She earned a Master of Arts degree specializing in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kasey has experience in the criminal justice system, residential settings, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient centers, and community mental health. She has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and mental illness.
Sierra Petersen, MSW
Training Manager of NAMI Chicago
Sierra Petersen assists in the development and management of NAMI Chicago's training institute working with staff, community agencies, and first responders. Sierra earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration in 2018 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. Sierra is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental illness and looks forward to working toward a system that is better equipped to compassionately assist individuals experiencing mental health conditions.
Kerry Saltzman
William, Bax & Saltzman, P.C. (panel during tabletop)
Kerry Saltzman represents and advises employers in labor and employment law and litigation matters nationwide. Mr. Saltzman also has extensive experience handling employment matters before federal and state courts and agencies, and counseling employers on how to avoid such litigation.
Representative from the Chicago Police and Fire Department CIT Team