CIT - Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice
Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice is an education program that will teach law enforcement personnel to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by three national authorities — the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice class is taught to law enforcement audiences around the country including academies in Missouri and Rhode Island and sheriff's offices and police departments in Maryland.
The Mental Health First Aid for Criminal Justice is offered to present an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments. As Mental Health First Aiders students will learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via LMS or complete the application under "Required Forms".
Upcoming classes are listed below. Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class. Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.
Who can attend our classes?
Class is open to all law enforcement officers in the State of Washington.
Reimbursement is available for this class. For more information, please review this information sheet.
Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus.
Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire. They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.
Schedule will vary by session.
Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class. Send an email to email@example.com to cancel your registration.