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POLICE TRAINING CENTER

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ENCOUNTERING MENTAL ILLNESS AS A FIRST RESPONDER

This one day course is designed to familiarize officers and other first responders with current best practices regarding responses to people with mental illnesses. Emphasis will be on safe, effective and professional concerns of the first responder when handling individuals with mental illness in crisis, distress or other circumstances. Instruction will utilize practical demonstrations and exercises approaching and communicating with individuals suffering from Mood, Anxiety, Personality and Psychotic Disorders along with Alzheimer’s Disease and other mental health issues. Facts and myths, signs and symptoms, helpful “dos and don'ts” and safe practices will be addressed.

Space is available on a first come basis and registrations should be faxed to 609-407-6717 unless otherwise noted please. File is in PDF format. Registration Form