Date & Time
Monday, November 1, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
427 Mental Health Training for Correctional Officers: The CIT Model*

Correctional officers are often ill-prepared for the challenges posed by the soaring number of mentally ill individuals in their institutions, so training is essential. The presenter will discuss a crisis intervention training curriculum developed for the National Institute of Corrections that resulted in reductions in the use of force by up to 70%, dramatic decreases in assaults on staff, and significant decreases in the use of restraints and seclusion.

Educational Objectives:

Explain the crisis intervention training approach to mental health and suicide awareness training for correctional officers

Review strategies for securing participants' active engagement in learning

Restate favorable outcomes of CIT training with correctional officers

Level: Basic

Mental Health