40 hr. Crisis Intervention Team-Peoria

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Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Registration Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Popular Hall
5407 N. University Street P100,
Classroom P101
Peoria, IL 61635
Instructor: Law Enforcement & Behavioral Health Professionals
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

Course Objective

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.

Topics include:

· Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness

· Medical Conditions that Mimic Mental Illness

· Compliant Surrender and Tactical Response

· Child and Adolescent Disorders

· Autism

· Intellectual Disabilities

· Risk Assessment and Legal Issues

· Substance Abuse

· Veterans in Crisis

· Psychotropic Medications

· Geriatric Issues

· Police Response to Suspected Excited Delirium