Crisis Intervention Training - TCOLE #1850 (Sweetwater, TX)
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021 - Friday August 20, 2021 (8am to 5pm)
Tuition: FREE (Due to limited seating, members will take priority)
(Members please make sure you log into your EXISTING membership account. Do NOT create a new account. If you need assistance with your username or password, please contact the CLEAT office at 512-495-9111 or 800-252-8153)
This course provides the key concepts, safety techniques and communication skills for peace officers to use when they respond to individuals in a serious mental health crisis. It covers the legal aspects of mental health commitments, liability issues, mental disorders, and mental disabilities. In addition, it deals with a variety of developmental disabilities including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and hearing impairments. Other areas covered include:
- indicators of mental illness
- understanding mental illness
- documenting the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system
- intervention strategies for dealing with low and high risk situations
The former 16-hour Crisis Intervention Training ceased to exist on April 1, 2018. For officers licensed after April 1, 2018, who have not had this new Crisis Intervention Training as part of their BPOC, this is a required course and must be taken within two years of license issuance. For officers who were licensed before April 1, 2018, this is a required course to be completed no later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed or the date an officer applies for an intermediate proficiency certificate, whichever date is earlier.
1.1 The student will understand the origins of Crisis Intervention Training.
1.2 The student will be able to define the problem of mental health crisis as it pertains to law enforcement.
1.3 The student will understand SB 1849 and the legislative mandates that resulted.
1.4 The student will understand and be able to reiterate the goal of CIT.
1.5 The student will be able to explain CIT’s impact on community relations.
1.6 The student will be able to define the meaning of “crisis” as it pertains to CIT.
1.7 The student will be able to list several potential causes for a mental health crisis.
1.8 The student will develop an increased awareness of mental illness and the adversity that surrounds a mental health diagnosis.
1.9 The student will be able to define “insanity” and understand how the term is defined in Texas.
1.10 The student will explore the concept of ‘normal’ versus ‘abnormal’ behavior.
1.11 The student will be exposed to national and statewide statistics related to mental health, physical health, and the prevalence of these issues in the population.
1.12 The student will be able to list several reasons why many people do not seek treatment for mental illness.
1.13 Students will explore the concept of ‘stigma.’
1.14 Students will be able to describe the role and complications of psychotropic medications.
1.15 Students will discuss some of the reasons people stop taking medications.
1.16 Students will be able to dispel common myths regarding mental illness.
1.17 The student will discuss various mental illnesses and the impact such illnesses can have on a person’s life.
1.18 The student will be able to identify behaviors associated with personality disorders.
1.19 The student will be able to identify behaviors associated with mood disorders.
1.20 The student will be able to identify behaviors associated with thought disorders.
1.21 The student will be able to identify symptoms associated with the ingestion specific types of drugs and controlled substances.
1.22 The student will be able to identify symptoms and behaviors associated with cognitive disorders.
1.23 The student will discuss the causes of traumatic brain injury.
1.24 The student will distinguish the symptoms and behaviors associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
1.25 The student will be able to identify methods most effective in talking to someone with dementia.
1.26 The student will discuss developmental disorders, and recognize the symptoms and behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
1.27 The student will be able to define the term ‘intellectual disability’ and understand what that means in terms of law enforcement interaction.
1.28 The student will be able to distinguish the degrees of intellectual disability.
1.29 The student will discuss effective communication methods for individuals that have an intellectual disability.
1.30 The student will list some of the causes of Post-Traumatic Stress.
1.31 The student will be able to recognize symptoms and behaviors of an individual experiencing PTSD.
1.32 The student will discuss the effects of trauma on veterans.
1.33 The student will be able to define a moral injury.
1.34 The student will be able to define survivor’s guilt.
1.35 The student will be able recognize the symptoms and behaviors of PTSD in a veteran.
1.36 The student will be able to use techniques to build rapport with veterans or others experiencing PTSD.
1.37 The student will discuss the statistics and terminology of suicide and suicide prevention.
1.38 The student will be able to recognize symptoms and behaviors that indicate an increased suicide risk.
1.39 The student will be able to list protective factors against suicide.
1.40 The student will be able to use a suicide risk assessment.
1.41 The student will be able to assist an individual to name and contact personal support resources.
1.42 The student will discuss statistics and trends in law enforcement suicide.
1.43 The student will discuss ways to change current LE mental health culture.
1.44 The student will be introduced to a variety of advanced modes of communication to assist in dealing with someone in a crisis, and be able to display them in interaction and roleplay.
1.45 The student will discuss and be able to effectively utilize an initial Three-Point Assessment.
1.46 The student will discuss and utilize the ‘5 Universal Truths of Human Interaction’.
1.47 The student will be able to implement tactics for gaining trust and building rapport.
1.48 The student will be able to define the 80/20 rule.
1.49 The student will be exposed to the LEAPS model of communication, be able to list its components, and demonstrate proficiency in its use.
1.50 The student will be able to list and describe the crisis intervention skills involved in communicating with people experiencing mental illness.
1.51 The student will identify examples of ‘I’ statements versus ‘you’ statements.
1.52 The student will be able to define the terms tactical transparency.
1.53 The student will discuss options for responding appropriately to verbal abuse.
1.54 The student will define the term “deinstitutionalization” and discuss the criminal justice system and its relationship with those suffering from mental illness.
1.55 The student will explore the relationship between homelessness, mental illness, and victimization.
1.56 The student will explore legal considerations for police intervening in a mental health crisis, and learn about the provisions that pertain to law enforcement duties in the Health and Safety Code.
1.57 The student will read, fill out, and demonstrate proper implementation of a Police Officer Emergency Detention.
1.58 The student will discuss transportation options and officer safety.
1.59 The student will define the term ‘diversion’ and discuss programs and options for avoiding the incarceration of those experiencing mental illness.
1.60 The student will discuss Mental Health Court as a form of diversion.
1.61 The student will discuss community and referral resources and options within his/her respective geographical area.
1.62 The student will be able to pass a written test covering these objectives.
(How the completion of the objectives will be evaluated)
1. Classroom presentation / discussion
2. Participation in individual and group exercises
3. Active role in class questions and problem solving
4. Written Exam
Officers will receive 40-hours credit from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (Now TCOLE)
Hosted by: Sweetwater PD
Sweetwater Police Department
400 E. Ave A
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