As this is my inaugural issue, I wanted to share my ideas regarding
the newsletter. First and foremost, I welcome all members to submit
articles for publication. While the board frequently includes items,
I would love to see other members share their expertise as well.
If you have any questions about your submission, please contact me.
I encourage everyone to increase their participation.
Second, I want to provide members with a resource
that will increase their knowledge base regarding ways to effectively
manage behavioral emergencies. More specifically, I would like
to have some “topic
focused” newsletters, addressing the salient issues within
the membership. Additionally, I hope to include reproducible guidelines
or resources that provide a summary of the specific topic area, which
can be used to educate students, colleagues and patients.
Third, and lastly, I would like the newsletter to be a positive
representation of Section VII. The newsletter has been a wonderful
way for members, new and old, to interact and learn about new ideas
within the area of Clinical Crises and Behavioral Emergencies. I
hope to continue this during my time as Newsletter Editor.
I welcome any input and encourage you to submit any ideas you might