Fri, Sep 25|
Strike Team CIT Training II
At the heart of every CIT training are first responders who volunteer to be identified as a CIT Officer and who desire to preserve dignity and life with safe, effective, and compassionate responses to people in mental health or cognitive health crisis.
Time & Location
Sep 25, 2020, 5:00 PM
About the event
Upon successful completion of both parts of the CIT Curriculum, particpiants will recieve certification and pinned as a CIT Responder.
Part 1 of CIT curriculum is taught over 4 sessions (I, II, III, IV) by specialists from the law enforcement, behavioral health and consumer/advocate fields. This intensive training focuses on practical application in real life scenarios, with 16 hours of class time agumented with 4 hours of practical assigments to be completed in between each class. Upon completion of the four sessions, officers/first responders are better equipped to:
• Understand common signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders as they present in real life scenarios;
• Recognize when those signs and symptoms represent a crisis, sub-acute, or support-only situation;
• Safely de-escalate individuals experiencing crises, secure the scene, and take all complicating factors into consideration;
• Successfully and effectively navigate complex community resources and diversion strategies for long-term success.
Part 2 of the CIT curriculum is taught on site and will resume when health guidelines allow for in-person training. In Part 2, particpants complete site visits, engage in the Hearing Voices simulator, conduct basic and advanced strategies practicum, complete complex crisis intervention strategies scenarios with feedback panel, and particpate in the CIT Responder pinning ceremony.