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Training Information

There is no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to developing a CIT for Youth training curriculum. Many communities have already developed a wide range of training options that can serve as a starting point for your efforts.

The following CIT for Youth program leaders are willing to share their training information, including curriculums and training materials, with those interested in developing a CIT for Youth training. Remember though, CIT for Youth is more than just a training. It is also a community partnership of families, youth, law enforcement officers, NAMI leaders, school personnel and other community leaders who work together to connect youth with mental health needs to effective services and supports.

NAMI Target States

Madison County, Ill.

Training Summary: The Madison County, Ill. CIT for Youth program provides an eight-hour, in-service for CIT-trained, youth-assigned community law enforcement officers and school resource officers (SROs). These officers have already received 40 hours of CIT training before this 8-hour, in-service. For a list of curriculum topics download the Comparison of CIT for Youth Curriculum Models Chart.

For more information about this training, contact:
John Williams
Director of Youth Services
Oak Park Township
jwilliams@oakparktownship.org

Lake Charles, La.

Training Summary: The Lake Charles CIT for Youth program provides 40 hours of CIT training that includes a youth focus for SROs who have not previously received CIT training. For a list of curriculum topics download the Comparison of CIT for Youth Curriculum Models Chart.

For more information about this training, contact:
Lieutenant David Anders
CIT Coordinator
Lake Charles Police Department
danders@cityoflc.us

Utah

Training Summary: Utah's CIT for Youth program provides an eight-hour, in-service to CIT-trained community law enforcement officers and SROs. These officers have already received 40 hours of CIT training. For a list of curriculum topics download the Comparison of CIT for Youth Curriculum Models Chart.

For more information about this training, contact:
Detective Ron Bruno
CIT Utah Program Director
Salt Lake City Police Department
ron.bruno@slcgov.com

Other States

In addition, NAMI learned from and worked with leaders of the following programs.

Chicago, Ill.

Training Summary: The Chicago CIT for Youth program provides 40 hours of advanced CIT for Youth training to sworn school patrol officers and school personnel. Officers must complete the 40-hour state-certified, basic CIT training prior to taking the advanced CIT for Youth. Upon completion, officers have received 80 hours of mental health training. For a list of curriculum topics download the Comparison of CIT for Youth Curriculum Models Chart.

For more information about this training, contact: Kurt Gawrisch
Chicago Police Department
Bureau of Patrol
Special Functions Group, Unit 141
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
kurt.gawrisch@chicagopolice.org

San Antonio, Texas

Training Summary: The San Antonio CIT for Youth program provides 40 hours of CIT for Youth training to SROs who have not previously received any CIT training. The training is approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education and provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to participating officers. For a list of curriculum topics download the Comparison of CIT for Youth Curriculum Models Chart.

For more information about this training, contact:
Terri Mabrito
Community Liaison/TIFI Project Coordinator
Children's Crisis and Diversion
The Center for Health Care Services
San Antonio, Texas
tmabrito@chcsbc.org

Models for Change

Training Summary: The Models for Change CIT for Youth program provides an eight-hour, in-service to CIT-trained law enforcement officers. These officers have already received 40 hours of CIT training prior to this 8-hour, in-service. For a list of curriculum topics download the Comparison of CIT for Youth Curriculum Models Chart.

For more information, contact:
http://www.modelsforchange.net

Please note: The Models for Change CIT for Youth curriculum is currently only available in communities in select states.

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