NAMI Maine provides a variety of training, education and programs such as:
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training - What Is CIT - is 40 hours of specialized training for uniformed patrol officers, correctional officers as well as EMS and first responders. But it is not just training: CIT tranforms how the entire community responds to psychiatric crisis by creating ongoing collaboration that ensures successful diversion. Officers are trained how to respond to calls and situations concerning persons with mental illness in crisis.
Child Crisis Intervention Team (CCIT) training - is a stand alone training or an add-on to the 40 hour CIT course. It provides basic child/adolescent mental health and development education as well as suicide prevention, self injurious behavior and legal issues.
Maine Criminal Justice Academy - NAMI Maine provides the basic mental health and de-escalation skills training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy's Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.
Restorative Justice - NAMI Maine is involved with Restorative Justice programs in the state. We organized the Restorative Justice Council of Maine and provide restorative justice and mentoring services to the Kennebec Regional Reentry Project at Kennebec County Correctional Facility.
Jail Diversion and Reentry - NAMI Maine serves on several Jail Diversion and Reentry committees state-wide. We also provide sequential intercept mapping sessions to help communities map their existing systems, identify service gaps, and develop an action plan to improve how they respond to community based psychiatric emergencies.
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For more information about these and other NAMI Maine programs or trainings, or to find out how to become a mentor for youth or incarcerated adults, contact NAMI Maine at 1-800-464-5767.