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2017 Statewide Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Meeting 

When: March 23-24, 2017
Where: Holiday Inn, Harrisburg/Hershey
What: The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), in collaboration with the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Centre County CIT will hold the 5th Annual Statewide Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Meeting at the Holiday Inn, Harrisburg/Hershey on March 23-24, 2017.  There is a block of 20 rooms at a rate of $89.00 a night.  For overnight accommodations, please indicate you are with PCCD's event when you make your reservation.  Deadline for the discounted room rate is February 22, 2017.
This year, we are offering a two-day Verbal De-Escalation “Train-The-Trainer” class and a one-day general session for practitioners that are not part of the “Train-The-Trainer” class. 

The details of the training options and registration information are as follows:   

Option #1:

A one-day session will feature one of the founding members and Vice-President of CIT International, Inc., Ms. Michelle Saunders.  In addition, we will have a presentation on the “Findings from a Multicounty Evaluation of CIT in Pennsylvania” conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and a roundtable discussion on the progress of CIT programs around the state.  Deadline for registration is March 1, 2017.

To view Agenda:  Thursday, March 23, 2017.

To view Sessions Descriptions:  Sessions Descriptions

Registration is no longer available for this event.

Who Should Attend: CIT Coordinators; CIT certified personnel; and CIT program personnel from established CIT counties and from counties that are establishing new CIT programs are encouraged to attend. 


Without a CIT Roadmap You're Just Wandering, Michele Saunders, LCSW, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Orlando, Florida and Major Sam Cochran, Retired, University of Memphis, CIT Center

Option #2:

The University of Memphis CIT Center is presenting a 16-hour (two-day) Train-The-Trainer Workshop on Verbal De-Escalation for selected CIT partners for the State of Pennsylvania.  CIT Verbal De-Escalation Training serves to enhance crisis first responder skills (CIT Officers).  Attendees will participate in skills and strategy learning modules throughout the CIT Train-The-Trainer Workshop.  Trainers include: Major Sam Cochran (Ret), Dr. Randolph DuPont and Dr. Thomas Kirchberg. 

The University of Memphis CIT Center requires that classes be comprised of equal number of law enforcement and mental health professionals.  As a result, counties who send a team of a law enforcement officer and mental health professional will be given priority.  Mental Health professionals must be individuals that work with the county CIT.  Examples include NAMI worker, crisis worker or other credentialed mental health professional. 

Space is extremely limited; only 25 attendees will be accepted.  To participate in the Verbal De-Escalation Train-The-Trainer Workshop, attendees must be CIT certified law enforcement officers or credentialed mental health professionals.  Deadline for registration is March 1, 2017.  Registration requests will be reviewed by staff for acceptance.  If your registration is accepted, you will receive an email confirmation. Individuals who are accepted into the class will be required to bring a laptop and thumb drive with them.

To view Agendas:  Thursday- Friday, March 23-24, 2017

To view Session Description:  Session Description

Registration is no longer available for this event.