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2018 CIT Verbal De-Escalation Train-the-Trainer Workshop


When: May 7-8, 2018

Where: Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry

What: The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), in collaboration with the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, will host a CIT Verbal De-escalation Train-the-Trainer session at the Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Cranberry on May 7-8, 2018. 

The University of Memphis CIT Center is presenting a 16-hour (two-day) Train-The-Trainer session 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 session.  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 session, attendees must be CIT certified law enforcement officers or credentialed mental health professionals. 

Deadline for registration is April 24, 2018.  Registration is no longer available for this event.

There is a block of rooms at a rate of $93.00 a night.  For overnight accommodations, please indicate you are with “PCCD Training Event” when you make your reservation.  Deadline for the discounted room rate is April 15, 2018.

Agenda (PDF)