CIT COMPANION COURSE FOR
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
The intensive 2-day training will provide behavioral health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively when a consumer has involvement with the criminal justice system. The training will be conducted under the instructional supervision of local CIT-trained police officers, county prosecutors, jail administrators and personnel, and probation/parole officers. The training will offer practical information for behavioral health professionals about the complex criminal justice system. At the conclusion of the 2-day training, the participants will be able to interact effectively with various criminal justice professionals while advocating for consumers.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
- Law enforcement logistics
- Limitations of an officer’s authority
- Criminal Justice Institutions
- Legal issues
- Understanding probation and parole
- Law-enforcement ride-along
Participants are required to attend all 16 hours and participate in an officer ride along to receive a certificate of attendance and/or CEU’s.
MontgomeryCounty Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services has been approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board to offer continuing education credit hours to Counselors and Social Workers (Provider #RCS111304) and has approved this training for 15 hours of CEUs.
MontgomeryCounty Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services has been approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board to offer recognized clock hours to Chemical Dependency Counselors and Prevention Professionals (Provider #50-17863) and has approved this training for 15 hours of CEUs for Chemical Dependency Counselors.
Dress code: Business casual/Department casual
Cost: FREE training for Montgomery County Alcohol Drug Addiction Mental Health Services provider agency staff, made possible by funds from the Montgomery County Human Services Levy.
Pre-registration is required. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments provided each day.