Category: Crisis intervention training

Crisis Awareness, Intervention, and De-Escalation Training for Tribal Partners

The National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College will host a training that examines common issues faced by law enforcement and service providers when encountering a person in crisis. Participants will review methods to prevent or intervene in a crisis situation in which mental illness is a factor, including de-escalation and communication techniques. They …

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Westminster Police First in State to Complete Mental Illness Response Initiative

Carroll County Times By Catalina Righter The Westminster Police Department became the first Maryland law enforcement agency to complete the One Mind Campaign Wednesday. The initiative set forth four actionable items for departments to complete to improve the way police respond when they encounter individuals with mental illnesses. The Westminster Police Department took the pledge …

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Apply Now: Law Enforcement and Community—Crisis Intervention Training Model Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative is seeking applications from U.S. law enforcement agencies to participate in its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Model Program. The project is managed through Policy Research Associates (PRA) in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, …

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Douglas County, Oregon Commissioners Sign ‘Stepping Up’ Resolution

KPIC By KPIC News Staff The Douglas County Commissioners signed a resolution supporting a call to action to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the county jail. “Stepping Up to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in the Jails” is a national initiative, the county says. To date, 17 counties …

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Mental Health: How Alabama Is Responding

Montgomery Advertiser By Kym Klass In her “come full circle” career, Lynn Beshear believes everything she has accomplished has led her to oversee the state’s mental health system. It comes from her time working in the Intensive Care Nursery at Duke University Medical Center, to her latest 17-year stint as executive director of Envision 2020 – where mental health …

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Cops and the Mentally Ill: Finding a New Approach

The Crime Report By Isidoro Rodriguez On December 19, 2013, a man stood on the ledge of a bridge in Spokane, Wash., threatening to jump. Responding officers knew that if they tried to grab him, he would step off the ledge and fall into the river below. Instead, they spent almost 90 minutes listening and …

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Lots of Help for Mentally Ill, If They Can Find It

Times-News By Isaac Groves “Alamance County is one of the best in the state of North Carolina,” said Art Springer, president of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “There are a lot of services available, but people don’t know how to access the system.” Years ago there was a county mental …

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Missoula Commissioner Rowley Speaks about Jail Diversion at National Conference

The Missoulian By Dillon Kato Missoula County Commissioner Cola Rowley was scheduled to speak at a national convention on Sunday about some of the efforts to reduce the number of people with mental illness who end up in jail. Rowley’s speech took place at the Stepping Up Summit, part of the National Association of Counties’ …

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2017 Crisis Intervention Team International Conference

Hosted by CIT International, this annual conference provides an opportunity to learn how to develop or improve crisis intervention team (CIT) programs, as well discuss the latest research and best practices in CIT programs. It will include presentations from national speakers, a variety of workshops, and networking opportunities. Date: August 16–18, 2017 Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Learn …

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