Crisis Intervention Partners
Crisis Intervention Partners (CIP) training is a 16-hour training modeled after the training component of
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs for police officers. CIP is designed for wide-ranging audiences interested in
better understanding and improving interactions with people who experience mental health crises.
Participants may include correctional officers, 911 dispatchers, emergency personnel, hospital staff, teachers,
social workers, and ordinary citizens. Through information and practice, CIP is re-training participants to effectively
use attitudes, beliefs, and verbal/nonverbal skills as part of their response to crisis situations.
What Does CIP Include?
Basic education on human development and the impact of trauma
Overview of various mental illnesses (symptoms, treatments)
Presentation and discussion with individuals living with mental illness
Education on safe, effective crisis de-escalation and active listening skills
Self-care, building of support networks, and resiliency
Interactive role-plays on crisis de-escalation with feedback from trainers
Other activities might include: auditory hallucination (hearing voices) simulations
You can take this training!
NAMI Oshkosh will be offering this free two-day training
on January 24 and 25. To register, send a short statement
on why you are interested in this series to email@example.com. Questions can be directed
to Mary at 920-651-1148