Community Engagement Team
The Bernalillo County Funded Community Engagement Team (CET) program, operated by Youth Development, Inc. provides services for individuals that are experiencing a crisis situation due to behavioral health or substance abuse issues.
CET will accept referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in stabilizing the client before the crisis escalates to the point the individual needs hospitalization or a higher level of care.
Once a referral is made to CET, the Intake/MIS Manager or individual on call if an after hours
referral will initiate contact with the potential client and begin the assessment of the situation
and need for immediate care. A Peer Support Worker (PSW) will be assigned to meet with
individuals and/or families in order to assist in stabilization. CET is not a provider for acute care situations.
PSW’s are individuals who share the experience of living with mental health challenges and/or are in recovery from substance use. The Peer Support Workers will assist the individual and family as appropriate in accessing
needed resources to assist them. Referrals for longer term care will be made including behavioral health assessment and counseling. If the individual is on medication and in need of medication management, the contracted prescriber will evaluate and assist as needed. PSW’s will work with a variety of resources and external collaborators including the City/County Mobile Crisis Teams.