“That can’t be real... or is it?!?” A guide to delusions, hallucinations, and illusions. Plus CIT vs. CIT Training? Podcast
Is there a difference between Crisis Intervention Training vs. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training?
Matt Tinney and Ben Melendrez discuss training around crisis intervention. What do you use in your program or training?
How do you view your training? Is your training part of an overall program or is your training a stand-alone training?
Remember a true CIT program is more than training. A big component is looking for resources to be part of the team and to help those in crisis. Training may be a critical part of your CIT program but it should not be the main part. Include your community experts in developing your training.
What is your favorite shift for work and training?
Ben and Matt both talk about 10-hour shifts and if your training should reflect the work schedule of the students. Should you put on classes that are 10-hour days if your students are working 10-hour days? Do you currently provide training for all shift and hours?
Officers make bad audience to outside presenters.
Prepare your outside presenters on what to expect when training law enforcement. You may need to work on your common language to not lose your audience. Officers as students sometimes appear distant as students but they are paying attention.
How do you check your presenters for bias towards law enforcement?
Check in with presenters beforehand. Get to know them and what their agendas may be. Look over their presentation and curriculum to see what the objects are and discuss what will work with law enforcement vs. what will alienate them.
Should students have laptops and phones out during class?
Ben speaks about why students should be allowed with their electronics. This generation is used to electronics and in college settings most students have laptops open. Officers are used to having to work on their computer while listening to the radio and another outside stimulus.
How to check if you should take a specific class or if it is a good class.
Nancy Martin MD then presents “That can’t be real... or is it?!?” A guide to delusions, hallucinations, and illusions“ on the CIT ECHO. This is a recording from the meeting on 10/31/2017. Music used in this episode is the song Other Side by Lame Drivers from the Free Music Archive.
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