Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin
A Regional Conference
am - 5 pm
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, Cowles Auditorium
CIT does not stand for "Crisis Intervention Training"
as many believe but "Crisis Intervention Team". CIT is an innovative first responder model of mental health crisis intervention and prevention
with community, law enforcement, healthcare and advocacy partnerships. There is much more to CIT than just training. CIT is a program that provides the foundation
necessary to promote community and statewide solutionson
how torecognize, prevent, manage
and de-escalate mental health crisis. CIT provides a forum for effective problem solving regarding the interaction between
the criminal justice and mental
healthcare systems and creates the context for sustainable change in communities, counties, states and nationally. Indigenous communities on reservations and in urban communities
have also gotten involved through the program: Indigenizing Crisis Intervention Teams in Indian Country.
This conference will provide opportunities for CIT practitioners and community
and state leaders to discuss collaborations that will build safe, strong, healthy communities where everyone
can recover and live in wellness.