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
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.