The Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with NAMI of Waukesha County is offering a no-cost Youth Crisis Intervention Partner (CIP) educational workshop to address this need. This two-day workshop is designed for any adult that regularly comes into contact with youth and wants to gain skills about understanding how mental health issues impact youth, how to identify when a youth is in crisis. And how to best support in a crisis and connect with services.  This training is modeled after Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training which is the best practices “Memphis Model” of training for patrol officers.  This two-day workshop is targeted to meet the needs of people who might be in a position to be interacting with a young person dealing with mental health issues and/or in a psychiatric crisis.

This workshop combines lecture by experts in various fields with discussion and experiential learning opportunities.  Training topics include: overview of mental health issues, trauma, adolescent brain development, substance abuse issues, developmental disabilities, consumer and family lived experience, supportive listening and other crisis de-escalation techniques.

Upcoming Workshop Dates
To be announced

REGISTRATION:    Contact Mary Madden at (262) 409-2741, or email mary@namiwaukesha.org to register or if you have any questions regarding CIT and CIP