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IPSA WebinarEnhancing the basic Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) curriculum: Lessons learned from Chicago Police Department
In 2017, the Chicago Police Department’s CIT Program and NAMI Chicago co-chaired an initiative to update the Department's Basic CIT Curriculum by organizing work groups comprised of subject matter experts. This effort was undertaken to address recent Basic CIT Curriculum updates issued by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) and to achieve compliance with CALEA standards.
Work groups focused on the various topics covered in Basic CIT training, including but not limited to mental illness signs and symptoms; verbal de-escalation and tactical responses; geriatric issues; substance use and co-occurring disorders; child and adolescent disorders; returning veterans and PTSD; developmental disabilities; and psychotropic medications. Work group efforts culminated with the completion of enhanced modules of instruction by the end of the year.
In this webinar, presenters will discuss the importance of maintaining updated and relevant material for your Basic CIT curriculum; organizing a comprehensive initiative to accomplish goals; involving experts and key opinion leaders early in the process; handling inflexible timelines to meet submission deadlines; and evaluating lessons learned in the process. The initiative will be illustrated by highlighting the revamp of two specific Basic CIT modules: Geriatric Issues and Psychotropic Medications.
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