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CIT in Action
Feature Story: Youth Needs Highlighted at the CIT National Conference
NAMI National, with generous support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, supported two sessions on crisis intervention for children and youth at this month’s CIT National Conference in Atlanta. Crisis intervention programs designed to meet the needs of children and youth are emerging in several communities across the country, as established CIT programs start to expand their expertise to identifying and assisting this population. Read more...
Advocacy Spotlight: New Resource on Training Available from the Council of State Governments
The Council of State Government's Justice Center has released the newest guide in its series, Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses, entitled "Strategies for Effective Law Enforcement Training." The guide is designed to help communities build effective training programs while avoiding common pitfalls. The guide includes sections on: strategies for recruiting trainers; how to tailor training sessions to law enforcement needs; effective use of role-plays; and the use of site visits, consumer presentations and simulations to better understand the perspective of consumers and family members. The guide is available on the Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project website.
News and Announcements
Join CIT International
CIT International is now soliciting new members! CIT International is a non-profit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training programs throughout the U.S. and in other nations worldwide. Download a membership application, or read CIT International's newsletter. Read more...
We Need Your Help!
The NAMI CIT Center is looking for CIT resources that we can post on our website as examples for other CIT programs. Read more...
NAMI Convention Seeking Workshops
NAMI is now accepting proposals for workshops, poster presentations, and Leadership Institute sessions at the 2009 Convention and Leadership Institute, which is scheduled for July 6-9 at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers.
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The deadline for submission of proposals is December 15, 2008. Proposals received after this date and incomplete proposals will not be reviewed. Read More...
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