Trainings

Trainings
Individuals, organizations and law enforcement benefit from programs addressing stigma and promoting safety.

Programs

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
Description

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) is a partnership between BHN and local law enforcement. The team’s priorities include: 

  • Training for law enforcement officers on how to recognize and respond to individuals in crisis
  • Dispatch training on identifying the signs of behavioral health crises
  • Developing community-based responses to individuals struggling with mental health issues
  • Decreasing the incidence of avoidable arrests by creating viable diversion alternatives
  • Reducing medically unnecessary emergency room visits
  • Reducing repeat calls to 911 with diversion to appropriate behavioral health resources
  • Creating partnerships between law enforcement and community-based providers