40 hr. Crisis Intervention Team-Peoria
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
Class Dates: December 10-14, 2018 Registration Ends: November 30, 2018
This a shared class with MTU7 and seating is limited
This 40-hour program is designed to provide selected officers with specialized training on dealing with individuals in the community who have a mental illness or other behavioral disability. CIT officers are trained as resource specialists who can provide immediate response to calls involving a mental health crisis. The “team” concept refers to law enforcement involvement with stakeholder agencies, as well as interagency mutual assistance when appropriate.
The course will be conducted by a diverse group of law enforcement and behavioral health professionals.
During the week, students will participate in a variety of valuable exercises that will simulate auditory and 3-D visual hallucinations that individuals with a mental illness might experience. The program will also provide officers with a unique opportunity to interact with individuals who have a mental illness and their family members (primary and secondary consumers).
An essential part of the CIT course is scenario-based skills training. Officers are challenged with realistic scenarios portrayed by professional actors from Chicago and St. Louis. Scenarios may include a suicide intervention, de-escalating a violent situation, or responding to a call involving an individual experiencing paranoia. All scenarios are facilitated and evaluated by certified CIT officers.
· Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
· Medical Conditions that Mimic Mental Illness
· Compliant Surrender and Tactical Response
· Child and Adolescent Disorders
· Intellectual Disabilities
· Risk Assessment and Legal Issues
· Substance Abuse
· Veterans in Crisis
· Psychotropic Medications
· Geriatric Issues
· Police Response to Suspected Excited Delirium
THIS IS NOT A PUBLIC MEETING