Youth Focused Crisis Intervention Partner Training
“NAMI Southeast Wisconsin is offering a Youth Crisis Intervention Partner (CIP) educational workshop. This two-day workshop is designed for any adult that regularly interacts youth or young adults 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 interact with a young person living with mental health issues and/or in a psychiatric crisis.
The workshop combines lectures 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.
The workshop is 8:00am to 4:00pm on October 17th & 18th 2023. Attendance of both days is required to receive certificate.
Light Breakfast and lunch is included. Please note any dietary needs or restrictions when you register.
Funding for this program is provided through a State of Wisconsin, Collaborative Crisis Services for Youth Grant. This allows us to provide the training at no cost to the attendees.“