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2018 Annual Crisis Intervention Team Symposium

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Goodwin College

195 Riverside Drive

East Hartford, CT

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THIS SYMPOSIUM IS ONLY OPEN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND CLINICIANS WHO HAVE ATTENDED THE 40 HOUR BASIC CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM TRAINING

Crisis Intervention Teams: Agents of Change

CIT officers, dispatchers, probation and parole officers, judicial marshals and their advocacy and mental health partners don't normally see themselves as change agents in their communities, but they are. Your commitment to compassionately assist and connect people in mental health crises to support and help makes a huge difference in the lives of many. During this symposium, you will hear from change agents from the civilian and law enforcement communities who continue to make significant improvements in our society.

You will hear from:

  • Pete Early, Washington Post journalist and best selling author of the book "Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness. Using his family’s story and the research that he conducted inside the Miami-Dade County jail, Pete explains why jails and prisons should not be used as asylums and why programs such as CIT, Mental Health Courts, Jail Diversion and Re-Entry programs can save tax-dollars and lives.
  • Attorney Marshall Segar and Attorney Kathy Flaherty will open a frank discussion from both legal and advocacy perspectives about application for risk warrants in conjunction with the Police Emergency Evaluation Request (PEER)
  • Chief Peter Volkmann of the Chatham, New York Police Department shares the challenges and successes of their recent initiative connecting people with opiate addictions to treatment.
  • Det. Mario Oiveira, ret., Somerville, MA PD and Officer Bob DeNapoli, ret., Woburn, MA PD will share their personal perspectives into the emotional aftermath of serious line of duty injury; the toll it takes on officers and their families; and what fellow officers and police leadership can do to help mitigate those effects.

We hope you will join us!

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