“Collaborative partnerships between law enforcement, mental health service providers, advocates, family members, and people with lived experience.” - Amy Watson
Sound good? That’s the foundation of the CIT Model.
“I could treat people like human beings” - Amy Watson
Police Activity is very much in the news these days, and response to mental health crises is often left in their hands.
Each of us has had experience with first responders, some trained in crisis intervention and some not. CIT Training is at least part of why our sons are alive (and not incarcerated) today.
Our guest today is Amy Watson, President of CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) International, a leader in promoting safe and humane responses to those experiencing a mental health crisis. She is also a professor at Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
CIT Basic Goals:
We Talk About:
What is CIT?
HBO Documentary “Ernie and Joe” - https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/ernie-and-joe