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ILETSB – Intro to CIT Training – Mental Health Awareness & Response
Instructor: Mark Benson
April 4, 2024
8am – 5pm
Class will meet at Peru PD, Training Room 2650 North Peoria, Peru, IL
Enrollment Deadline: March 28, 2024
Course Size: Minimum – 15 Maximum – 30
All Handouts of Thumb Drive, bring laptop to follow along
Law Enforcement officers have an important role to play in their interactions with community members. This means responding to incidents with individuals who have mental health issues, including diagnosed mental illness. This 8-hour course is meant to provide law enforcement officers with an awareness of mental health issues including a history of the mental health system, types of mental illness, signs and symptoms, common treatments and medications, and the potential interactions law enforcement may have on a regular basis with these individuals, their families, and service providers.
Recognize the history of the mental health system and its impact on law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Define mental illness-
-Differentiate myths and facts associated with mental illness, including common misconceptions.
-Examine the stigma associated with mental illness
Identify common forms of mental illness likely to be encountered including symptoms and behaviors of each.
-Recognize the implications of co-occurring disorders
-examine the components of a crisis
Differentiate treatment modalities for mental illness
-Recognize treatment options that assist individuals to live independently
-Demonstrate understanding of different types of medications
-Increase awareness of appropriate law enforcement interaction with individuals who have mental illness.
About the Instructor
Mark Benson has been working in the field of mental health since 1990. He earned a Master of Science in Education with a focus on Community Mental Health from Illinois State University in 1997. He is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Mark is trained in the Mitchell Model of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). Mark has worked in a variety of mental health settings including in community mental health, geriatric and youth mental health, higher education, private practice, in-patient settings and jail counseling. His primary focus has been on crisis intervention.
Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board
MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets the following mandatory training criteria: 50 Hours – Civil Rights, .50 hours – Const. Use of LE Authority, 2.50 hours – Crisis Intervention, .50 hours – Human Rights, .50 hours – Legal Updates, 1 hour – Officer Wellness/Mental Health, 1 hour – Procedural Justice, 1 hour – De-Escalation techniques, 1 hour – Officer Safety Techniques, including cover, concealment a time