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 other associated illnesses including developmental and cognitive disorders. In addition to the core elements of CIT training, this session will also include a specific focus on the early signs and symptoms of mental illnesses as well as the culture and social issues of teens and young adults.

This training experience will be very challenging, not unlike these types of calls for service. Your effort will not be without rewards; the skills taught in this course will be used throughout your life both personally and professionally.

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

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