Mental Health Intervention & De-Escalation
Number: 702
MemberFee: No Fee for Member Agencies
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

In the last four decades, the number of individuals with mental illness living in a community setting has risen drastically, resulting in increased contacts with law enforcement. Agencies across the country have responded by developing new protocols, hiring social workers, and implementing special response teams. This course is designed to increase officer awareness of mental health disorders and provide effective intervention techniques for handling mental health crisis situations. This training will benefit all levels of public safety, including police officers, corrections officers, probation officers, EMTs and telecommunicators.
Topics include:
• History and Background
• National Perspectives
• Types and Symptoms of Mental Illness
• Medications and Co-occurring Disorders
• Treatment for Mental Illness
• Suicide Assessment and Response
• Police Intervention Models
• De-Escalation Strategies
• Violence and Mental Illness
• Legal Issues
• Emergency Petitions

Instructor & Location Date/Time
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.