Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training 2017- Montgomery
|Dates:||October 10-13, 2017 Other Dates|
|Meets:||Tu, W and Th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 4 sessions|
|Location:||Center for Lifelong Learning|
There are still openings remaining at this time.
FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY
Location: Center for Lifelong Learning
Address: 75 TechnaCenter Drive, Montgomery, Al 36117
Date: October 10-13, 2017
Tiime: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Contact Hours: 24 hours
Note: Attendees must bring a set of headphones or earbuds on the first day of class
. The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership consisting of law enforcement officers, mental health providers and mental health consumers and family members. All community partners work together to understand mental illness, invest time and effort to avert crisis, work to de-escalate crisis and direct the consumer to appropriate care.
The program is implemented through the law enforcement agencies. The specially trained patrol officers provide these services to mentally ill individuals and their families in times of crisis - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because law enforcement officers are generally the first ones called to work with a consumer in crisis it is imperative that the officer understand issues that the consumer may be experiencing as a result of his/her mental illness.
The CIT program brings about a new culture to the law enforcement agencies in ways that they view those with mental illness, as well as dealing with other members of society. The overall goal of the CIT training program is to treat mental illness as a disease, not a crime. CIT officers will receive three and one-half days of specialized training in mental illness, crisis intervention techniques involving role playing, and individual interactions with individuals with mental illness in various stages of recovery so that they will be better prepared to work with the consumer in crisis. The objective is to stabilize the crisis and get the consumer to the appropriate resource for appropriate care. Historically, mentally ill consumers in crisis have ended up in jail. Every year about 800,000 people with severe mental illness are incarcerated in U.S. jails. A U.S. Justice Department study found that 60% of the people with severe mental illness in jail do not get treatment.
This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., and NAMI Alabama. This training is funded by NAMI Alabama through a grant awarded to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for CIT.
This APOST Certified (24 hour) training seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. (registration at 8:00am), and will end at 4:30 p.m. This seminar is open to law enforcement officers only and there is no cost to attend.
For assistance with registration please contact Margaret Faulkner.
Phone: (334) 244-3116