MHANKYSWOH is licensed and certified by the state of Kentucky to serve community members who are convicted of DUI violations in addition to providing the initial assessment/follow-up case coordination to facilitate compliance completions. The Prime for Life education program can also be used for educational purposes in schools and workplaces. This program also meets diversion program requirements. Contact: [email protected]
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
MHANKYSWOH provides training programs for first responders focused on safe and effective interaction with persons who are mentally ill and in crisis.We utilize the "Memphis Model," also known as CIT, in addition to the MHRT (Mental Health Response Team) model created by the City of Cincinnati. The Hamiltion County Crisis Intervention Team is recognized by the State of Ohio as a leader in emergency response to mental illness, with a focus on continuous inmprovement and serving citizens through caring, effifient, and effective response.
The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a community partnership of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, individuals who live with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, their families and other advocates. It is an innovative first-responder model of police-based crisis intervention training to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access medical treatment rather than place them in the criminal justice system due to illness related behaviors. It also promotes officer safety and the safety of the individual in crisis. Contact: [email protected]
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis. Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Contact: [email protected]