Training

Core Training Schedule


Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8 a.m. CIT Introduction Site Visit Assignments

23-Hour Crisis Stabilization Center

Lassen House

Creative Options
Drugs of Addiction PTSD Law and Civil Commitment
9 a.m. Hearing Voices Exercise Wellness PTSD-Video
10 a.m. Substance Abuse Suicide Excited Delirium Skill Practice

Complex Role Play
11 a.m. Medications Geriatric Issues
12 noon Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1 p.m. Major Diagnosis and Personality Half Time Discussion NAMI Crisis Intervention Skill Practice

Complex Role Play Scenarios
2 p.m. Homeless Populations CIT Four Plays Skill Practice

Advanced Role Play
3 p.m. Cultural Diversity In Our Own Voice Skill Practice

Role Play

Basic Scenarios
Review and Wrap Up
4 p.m. Developmental Disabilities Graduation

Dispatcher Training Schedule


Time Module
8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Introduction to CIT

CIT Overview

Where and how CIT fits in Hampton Roads
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Experiential Exercise

“Hearing Voices”

Class Discussion
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Introduction to Psychiatric Illness and Personality
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The “Four Plays” of CIT
11:00 a.m. - 12 noon Role Play

Student practice using The Four Plays
12 noon Graduation

Train the Trainer Schedule

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Developing a Self-Sustaining CIT Program

Introductions and presentation
  • Faculty / Students
  • Train the Trainer Goals
  • CIT Overview
Role Play / Lecture Development Mentored Work Groups

Faculty works with teams on role play scenarios and lecture development
Final Preparation for Two-Hour CIT Training

Review handouts and address any last minute details / issues
Role Play and Lecture Assignments

Assignment of new CIT faculty trainer roles for four hour training (choosing person to present and who will shadow mentors for each section)

Review of lecture topics
Leading Role Plays and Providing Effective Feedback:
  • Styles, rules and types of feedback for role play exercises
  • Setting up role plays
Two-Hour CIT Training for select personnel
How to Introduce Crisis Intervention Concepts and CIT

Lecture and mentored practice sessions
Demonstration Role Play / Feedback by CIT Staff
  • Collaborative leadership and logistical issues - who does what?
  • Modeling feedback approaches for all levels of scenarios
  • Starting and stopping role play training
Debriefing with New Faculty and TTT Evaluations
How to Teach Basic Mental Health Concepts

Lecture and mentored practice sessions
New CIT Faculty Practices Role Plays/Lectures

Coordinating, leading and presenting role play scenarios.

TTT Faculty mentor new faculty through role plays and feedback panels, emphasizing actor / facilitator teamwork, positive and constructive vs. destructive feedback, starting and stopping students
How to Teach Basic Crisis Intervention Skills

Lecture and mentored practice session “The Four Coaching Plays”
New CIT Faculty Practices Role Plays / Lectures

Dress rehearsal for two hour training (all portions done by new CIT Faculty
Creating your Own Role Play Scenarios

Instructions and facilitated discussion for homework assignment
  • Assigning teams to develop scenarios
  • Samples and formats for developing basic, intermediated and advanced role play scenarios
Facilitated Discussion

Question and answer session to address issues for Day 3’s training