Clinicians’ Network Community Conversations: Clinicians Interactions with Law Enforcement

This was a sensitive community discussion, so this webinar was not recorded.

Launched in November 2021, the Health Care for the Homeless Clinicians’ Network hosts monthly Community Conversations. Forming around pressing issues affecting providers (defined broadly) who serve people experiencing homelessness, Community Conversations are not webinars: they are discussions informed by real-life cases meant to improve wellbeing of HCH providers through mutual support and problem-solving.

Therefore, attendees are expected to share openly and encourage others, not just listen, and all participants are encouraged to have their cameras on if possible. To facilitate a safer space, the conversations will not be recorded.

Our next Community Conversation will take up the ethical challenges surrounding interactions between clinicians and law enforcement particularly in instances of client crisis. What roles do we play when our clients interact with law enforcement? When, if ever, is it necessary to include law enforcement in our clinical interventions? How do we address the trauma that may occur as a result of interactions that include law enforcement? What role as HCH clinicians can we play to change the experience our clients have with law enforcement in crisis situations? Join us to explore these and other difficult questions.


Jane Deighan, LCSW | Housing First, Social Impact Bond Program | Colorado Coalition for the Homeless | Denver, CO

Hosted by:

Katie League, LCSW-C | COVID-19 Project Manager | NHCHC

Categories: Behavioral Health, Clinical Practice, Justice, Equity, Diversion, and Inclusion (JEDI), Social Determinants of Health, Street Medicine, Substance Use
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