The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program is organized by NAMI GA, and is a dynamic collaboration of professionals committed to ensuring that persons with mental illnesses and other brain disorders receive treatment, in lieu of incarceration in most cases. The program includes a law enforcement training component delivered via a forty-hour course curriculum approved by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council as follows: 1. Classroom instructional training involving various mental health topics that address mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases 2. Site visits to local emergency receiving facilities and state psychiatric hospitals 3. Performance-based training involving the development of de-escalation techniques and crisis intervention skills via role-play scenarios. Law enforcement officers who successfully complete the course are equipped with the skills necessary to safely and effectively respond to individuals with mental health needs and in crisis.
For more information: Check out the website with the list of CIT Upcoming Classes CLICK HERE
To take the train the trainer course to facilitate the Understanding Suicide module of the CIT course, contact Sheri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the CIT Brochure: CLICK HERE