The purpose of this training is to provide law enforcement with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform their job safely when dealing with youth in crisis. This course will provide information on youth brain development, causes and nature of youth crises, de-escalation and crisis intervention skills, effective listening and communication skills, use of appropriate language, and building community trust. Peace officers must understand how youth in crisis differ from adults in crisis and how specialized approaches can result in improved decision-making, reduction in situational intensity, and outcomes with greater voluntary compliance. This course builds upon foundational crisis intervention techniques for the advanced officer. Suitable for all officers, including School Resource Officers.
15 to 30 students with 2 instructors
Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Law Enforcement
Communication, Cultural Competency, Safety, School Safety, Special Populations
Any member may attend this course.
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