CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING ON RECOGNIZING YOUTH RELATED EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS (CIT-YOUTH)

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Audience:
Law Enforcement, other personnel supporting youth in crisis.

Description:
CIT-Y is an 8-hour add on training for law enforcement officers with Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). It is also open to other personnel who deal with youth in crisis. This training seeks to better equip officers to recognize a potential mental or emotional crisis in youth. The ultimate goal is to provide the knowledge and skills needed to de-escalate youth and adolescents in crisis, emphasize treatment rather than jail for youth displaying signs of mental illness, and improve outcomes for officers and others following encounters with youth with mental health issues. CIT-Youth is a great example how the Center for Safer Schools takes research and puts it into practical use in our schools to create better long-term outcomes for both vulnerable youth and society at large. Paid for by BJAG funding through the NC Governor’s Crime Commission.

Please contact Karen Fairley for more information.