Youth Focused Crisis Intervention Partner Training
The Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with NAMI South East Wisconsin is offering a Youth Crisis Intervention Partner (CIP) educational workshop. This two-day workshop is designed for any adult that regularly comes into contact with youth and wants to gain skills about understanding how mental health issues impact youth, how to identify when a youth is in crisis, how to best support them and connect with services. This training is modeled after Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training which is the best practices “Memphis Model” of training for patrol officers. This two-day workshop is targeted to meet the needs of people who might be in a position to be interacting with a young person dealing with mental health issues and/or in a psychiatric crisis.
The workshop combines lecture by experts in various fields with discussion and experiential learning opportunities. Training topics include: overview of mental health issues, trauma, adolescent brain development, substance abuse issues, developmental disabilities, lived experience, supportive listening and other crisis de-escalation techniques.
This workshop is being funded through a State of Wisconsin, Collaborative Crisis Services for Youth Grant and is offered at no cost to participants.