Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training 2018- Montgomery
|Dates:||August 20-23, 2018 Other Dates|
|Meets:||M, 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: August 20-23, 2018
Time: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Contact Hours: 24 hours
You Must Attend All 4 Days to Get Credit.
Note: Attendees must bring a smart phone or iPad or laptop and 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 River Region United Way, AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., and NAMI Alabama. This training is funded by the River Region United Way through a grant awarded to Auburn University at Montgomery.
This APOST Certified (24 hour) training seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. (Sign in at 8:00), and will end at 4:30 p.m.