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The Misunderstanding of the Crisis Intervention Team Program

Ron Bruno spoke with #CrisisTalk about how a community partnership with law enforcement helps divert people experiencing mental health and substance use crises from a law enforcement response.

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Calendar of Training and Events

Upcoming Events

    • 11 Aug 2022
    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 12
    Register

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 26 Aug 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • 6
    Join waitlist

    By attending this course and successfully passing the required testing, you will be recognized and certified as a CIT coordinator for three years. In addition to receiving the certification, you will receive membership into CIT International for as long as your certification remains valid. Additionally, you will have access to online resources only available to currently certified CIT coordinators.  

    Those originally becoming certified will receive a hard copy of  "Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises". 

    Recertification must be completed by attending continuing education sponsored by CIT International during the third year of the coordinator's certification.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    By attending this course and successfully passing the required testing, you will be recognized and certified as a CIT coordinator for three years. In addition to receiving the certification, you will receive membership into CIT International for as long as your certification remains valid. Additionally, you will have access to online resources only available to currently certified CIT coordinators.  

    Those originally becoming certified will receive a hard copy of  "Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises". 

    Recertification must be completed by attending continuing education sponsored by CIT International during the third year of the coordinator's certification.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 15 Sep 2022
    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Join waitlist

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 19 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    • 1
    Register

    YOU MUST BE CERTIFIED AS A CIT COORDINATOR TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE

    This course of instruction is to prepare CIT Certified Coordinators to develop and deliver the 40-hour CIT law enforcement training in their community.  

    Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion for the train-the-trainer course, a USB drive containing all of the materials required to conduct a CIT 40-hour training, and online access to those materials for as long as they remain certified as a CIT Coordinator.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 60 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 60 days but more than 30 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.  Due to limited class size and financial commitment to conduct this course, there is no refund for cancelations less than 31 days prior to the start of the course.

    Successful Completion:  You are required to attend the entire 4-day course that is scheduled to end at 5:00 P.M. on the final day.  Additionally, each attendee will be assigned a section of the 40-hour curriculum to demonstrate their instructing skills.
    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 30 Sep 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 10 Oct 2022
    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    By attending this course and successfully passing the required testing, you will be recognized and certified as a CIT coordinator for three years. In addition to receiving the certification, you will receive membership into CIT International for as long as your certification remains valid. Additionally, you will have access to online resources only available to currently certified CIT coordinators.  

    Those originally becoming certified will receive a hard copy of  "Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises". 

    Recertification must be completed by attending continuing education sponsored by CIT International during the third year of the coordinator's certification.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Join waitlist

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 14 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    • 16
    Register

    YOU MUST BE CERTIFIED AS A CIT COORDINATOR TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE

    This course of instruction is to prepare CIT Certified Coordinators to develop and deliver the 40-hour CIT law enforcement training in their community.  

    Upon successful completion of this course, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion for the train-the-trainer course, a USB drive containing all of the materials required to conduct a CIT 40-hour training, and online access to those materials for as long as they remain certified as a CIT Coordinator.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 60 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 60 days but more than 30 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.  Due to limited class size and financial commitment to conduct this course, there is no refund for cancelations less than 31 days prior to the start of the course.

    Successful Completion:  You are required to attend the entire 4-day course that is scheduled to end at 5:00 P.M. on the final day.  Additionally, each attendee will be assigned a section of the 40-hour curriculum to demonstrate their instructing skills.
    • 14 Nov 2022
    • 15 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    By attending this course and successfully passing the required testing, you will be recognized and certified as a CIT coordinator for three years. In addition to receiving the certification, you will receive membership into CIT International for as long as your certification remains valid. Additionally, you will have access to online resources only available to currently certified CIT coordinators.  

    Those originally becoming certified will receive a hard copy of  "Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises". 

    Recertification must be completed by attending continuing education sponsored by CIT International during the third year of the coordinator's certification.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 12
    Join waitlist

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 18
    Register

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 12 Dec 2022
    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    Register

    By attending this course and successfully passing the required testing, you will be recognized and certified as a CIT coordinator for three years. In addition to receiving the certification, you will receive membership into CIT International for as long as your certification remains valid. Additionally, you will have access to online resources only available to currently certified CIT coordinators.  

    Those originally becoming certified will receive a hard copy of  "Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises". 

    Recertification must be completed by attending continuing education sponsored by CIT International during the third year of the coordinator's certification.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

    • 15 Dec 2022
    • 16 Dec 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
    • 20
    Register

    CIT Support Training for 911 is an 8-hour course of instruction that is delivered virtually in two four-hour sessions conducted on consecutive days.  The instruction prepares the 911 call-taker to identify the possibility of the call being mental health related, utilize techniques to reduce the emotional level of the caller, and triage the call to dispatch appropriate services or complete a warm handoff to crisis services.  If it is determined to dispatch CIT patrol officers, this training will assist in understanding what information should be gathered and relayed to the responding officer.  All attendees will participate in scenario based training to practice the skills taught and receive feedback from the instructors.

    Attendees must be able to participate by audio and video with camera to attend this course.

    Cancelation and refund policy:  Registrations can be canceled up to 15 days prior to the start of the course for a full refund.  Registrations canceled less than 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a refund of 50%.

Past Events

28 Jul 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
14 Jul 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
11 Jul 2022 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
23 Jun 2022 CIT Support Training for 911-Montgomery County/Anne Arundel County
09 Jun 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
06 Jun 2022 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
26 May 2022 CIT Support Training for 911-Montgomery County
16 May 2022 CIT Curriculum Train-the-Trainer
12 May 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
09 May 2022 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
28 Apr 2022 CIT Support Training for 911-Montgomery County
14 Apr 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
11 Apr 2022 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
24 Mar 2022 CIT Support Training for 911-Montgomery County
10 Mar 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
07 Mar 2022 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
28 Feb 2022 CIT Curriculum Train-the-Trainer
10 Feb 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
07 Feb 2022 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
13 Jan 2022 CIT Support Training for 911
10 Jan 2022 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
13 Dec 2021 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
06 Dec 2021 CIT Curriculum Train-the-Trainer
02 Dec 2021 2021 CIT International Membership Meeting
02 Dec 2021 CIT Support Training for 911
15 Nov 2021 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
04 Nov 2021 CIT Support Training for 911
18 Oct 2021 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
07 Oct 2021 CIT Support Training for 911 for the State of Utah
27 Sep 2021 CIT Curriculum Train-the-Trainer
23 Sep 2021 CIT Support Training for 911 for the State of Utah
20 Sep 2021 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
09 Sep 2021 CIT Support Training for 911 for the State of Utah
16 Aug 2021 2021 CIT Membership Roundtable
16 Aug 2021 State/Regional/Local Meeting Rooms
19 Jul 2021 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
21 Jun 2021 CIT Coordinator Certification Course
24 May 2021 CIT Coordinator Certification Course

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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

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