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Additional Resources for CIT for Youth Implementation

Step 1: Building Community Partnerships

These resources are available to assist you in building community partnerships and understanding your community's needs. They are referenced in Step 1 of the Responding to Youth with Mental Health Needs: A CIT for Youth Implementation Manual.

Step 2: Conducting Asset Mapping

These resources are available to assist you in creating a map of the resources available in your community. They are referenced in Step 2 of the Responding to Youth with Mental Health Needs: A CIT for Youth Implementation Manual.

Step 3: Planning and Coordinating

These resources are available to assist you in figuring out the "nuts and bolts" of CIT for Youth implementation and in sharing resources for families and youth, law enforcement officers and school personnel that will help make CIT for Youth more effective. They are referenced in Step 3 of the Responding to Youth with Mental Health Needs: A CIT for Youth Implementation Manual.

Resources for Families

  • NAMI Basics
    Review information about NAMI's education program for parents and caregivers of youth living with mental illness.
  • Child and Adolescent Action Center
    Access a wide range of resources on child, adolescent and young adult mental health issues.

Sample Family Resource Guide

Sample Resources for Law Enforcement Officers

Resources for School Personnel

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
    Access information on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a framework to improve student academic and behavior outcomes by ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible.
  • Parents and Teachers as Allies
    Review information on NAMI's Parents and Teachers as Allies program, a two-hour, in-service education program for school personnel on the early warning signs of mental illness and the lived experience of mental illness.

Step 4: Planning a CIT for Youth Training

Visit the CIT for Youth Resource Center and click on "Training Information" for resources on planning a CIT for Youth training that are referenced in Step 4 of the Responding to Youth with Mental Health Needs: A CIT for Youth Implementation Manual

Step 5: Measuring Effectiveness and Ensuring Sustainability

These resources are available to assist you in understanding how to measure the effectiveness of your CIT for Youth program and ensure its sustainability. They are referenced in Step 5 of the Responding to Youth with Mental Health Needs: A CIT for Youth Implementation Manual.


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