CIT Companion Course for Behavioral Health Professionals
Please click the REGISTER link to complete your registration, one registration per participant. Planned dates are contingent upon conditions being appropriate for in-person training.
CIT is a Nationally recognized program that teaches law enforcement safe and effective approaches to handling crisis incidents involving a mentally ill individual. The intensive 2-day training will provide behavioral health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively when a consumer has involvement with the criminal justice system. The training will be conducted under the instructional supervision of local CIT-trained police officers, county prosecutors, jail administrators and personnel, and probation/parole officers. The training will offer practical information for behavioral health professionals about the complex criminal justice system. At the conclusion of the 2-day training, the participants will be able to interact effectively with various criminal justice professionals while advocating for consumers.
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The CIT Companion Course for Mental Health Professionals is a FREE training for Tri-County Board provider agency staff, made possible by funds from the Tri-County Mental Health Levy, with support from NAMI Ohio and the Ohio Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence.
NOTE: Fourteen and one-quarter (14.25) hours of Continuing Education credit for counselors, social workers, and marriage & family therapists is pending approval by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.