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Crisis Intervention Team Training Offered
Posted 3/13/2017 by dschmutzer@co.wood.wi.us
Wood County Human Services — Crisis/Legal Services, Wood County Sheriff's Department, Marshfield Police Department, and Wisconsin Rapids Police Department are hosting Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training for law enforcement officers on June 5-9, 2017.

CIT is a comprehensive five-day, 40-hour training session designed to assist law enforcement officers and other first responders in recognizing and understanding the signs and symptoms of mental illness including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders, as well as learning various options to facilitate de-escalation of a mental health Consumer in crisis.

·You will learn about the legal issues associated with emergency commitments §Chapter 51.15.
·You will learn about resources in your community that are available to mental health consumer and their families.
·You will learn how interacting on a regular basis in this kind of outreach program reduces the potential for crisis and/or injury of the officer, consumer or other members of the community.

This training is modeled after the recognized Best Practices "Memphis Model". Visit http://www.citwisconsin.org for additional information on CIT.