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CIT International's Statement related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To the CIT Community:

On behalf of CIT International, we would like to extend our gratitude to all of the first responders, service providers, and workers who continue to do their jobs to keep us all safe and healthy at this difficult time.  We also want to extend our support to everyone who is simply struggling to manage.  Below we list some resources that you may find useful.  We will also be sending out a survey to gather information about how CIT programs and communities are adjusting their crisis response systems to keep people safe.  We will share ideas that we collect.

We are also aware of concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on this year’s CIT International conference.  We take the health and safety of our attendees, board members and the community seriously.  We are monitoring the situation closely and are currently planning to hold the conference with anticipation of a very successful event.  Be assured the hotel is doing everything to ensure a clean and safe environment. CIT International is modifying its registration refund policy to allow for a full refund for cancellations up to 10 days before the start of the conference.  In addition, hotel rooms can be cancelled up to 48 hours, so your investment in the conference is protected.  CIT International will continue to monitor the guidance from the CDC and other national/international health organizations regarding the COVID-19, meetings and travel.  We will continue to provide updates via our weekly News Blasts.

You can also visit our Facebook page for ongoing information and updates.

We hope you all remain healthy and well during this difficult period.  Make sure to attend to all aspects of your personal wellness.   For current information on the pandemic, visit the CDC website for information and updates.

Mental Health America (USA) and NAMI National (USA) have created excellent resource lists.

Also in partnership with NAMI National (USA), we are providing a law enforcement and other first responder wellness support and resource list.

Additionally, for mental health providers, National Council for Behavioral Health is providing resources and tools for addressing COVID-19.

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CIT International, Inc. is a nonprofit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development, and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs throughout the U.S. and worldwide in order to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illnesses, their families, and communities and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

CIT International works to accomplish this purpose by:

    1. Holding the Annual CIT International Conference with local CIT partners to provide education and networking to help develop, maintain and sustain CIT programs,
    2. Raising public and stakeholder awareness through education and outreach,
    3. Establishing and disseminating recommended standards for developing, implementing and sustaining CIT programs,
    4. Providing technical assistance to communities interested in developing CIT programs,
    5. Supporting research and evaluation of CIT programs to demonstrate their value for communities.


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CIT International, Inc. aspires to be a leader in promoting safe and humane responses to those experiencing a mental health crisis.


To promote community collaboration using the CIT Program to assist people living with mental illness and/or addiction who are in crisis.


CIT International supports the development and advancement of CIT programs through a defined set of Core Elements.

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