a community initiative to improve crisis interventions
In my role as Crisis Intervention Partner Program Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, it is amazing to watch, first-hand, the impact which these trainings have for the participants. Through information and practice, we are re-training participants to effectively use attitudes, beliefs, and verbal/non-verbal skills as a part of their response to crisis situations with inmates diagnosed with a mental illness. CIP utilizes the best of a public health model approach, by including diverse voices from outside and within the prison to collectively address the current reality for inmates behind the prison wall. It is a privilege to be a part of this process.
Please make CIP part of all officer training, at the academy and at each prison. Everyone needs this information when dealing with the population we serve.
The program was very effective and informational. I am interested in getting this training for more people in my personal and professional circles.
A simple yet powerful tool to promote awareness and understanding
I really liked the variety of information on mental illnesses presented by informed sources. The presenters were knowledgeable and provided an appropriate depth of information.”
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