This 2.5-day advanced training course is designed for CIT professionals providing evidenced based techniques to working with those in crisis. This course will provide first responders with a framework to utilize to assist them in de-escalation and prevent escalation in a crisis encounter. In the first day, participants will explore their personal history in order to increase their understanding of their worldview. Participants will assess their wellness in areas of stress, nutrition, mental health, physical health and sleep, and become familiar with their wellness 'dashboard' to assess their status in these areas, which ultimately can affect their trauma-informed response to a person in crisis. The subsequent days will focus on the person in crisis, utilizing evidenced-based research that will be introduced to assist the responder in understanding some of the factors that can contribute to a person’s dysregulation and crisis response. Participants will be introduced to a framework which can be immediately implemented to enhance their response to working with the person in crisis with the goal of achieving a positive outcome for the person in crisis and the responder.
12 to 15 students with 3 instructors
Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Law Enforcement
Behavioral Emergencies, De-Escalation, Health & Wellness, Mental Illness, Role Play
Any member may attend this course.
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