CIT for Youth

  • 12/19/2022 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • CIT for Youth 

    CIT for Youth (CIT-Y) is an expansion of the CIT model that specifically addresses the needs of children and youth. This new course will utilize a youth-focused curriculum and add valuable tools to CIT trained personnel including school resource officers, police and first responders.  CIT-Y programs work to divert children and youth from the juvenile justice system to mental health services and supports, with the goal of keeping them in school and at home with their families.

    CIT for Youth training includes topics unique to the needs of children and youth, including:

    • Adolescent brain development
    • Youth mental health symptoms and disorders including non-suicidal self-injury and suicide
    • Mental and substance use disorders commonly experienced by adolescents
    • Crisis de-escalation and interventions skills and communication techniques
    • Working with families
    • Legal issues
    • Local service and resources linkages for youth (e.g. mental health and crisis)

    Lunch will be provided! Click here to register.