This 5-day, 40-hour course is presented in four phases, consisting of approximately 24 components, which include:
- Phase One: Provides in-depth coverage of the types,
severity, signs and symptoms of chronic mental illnesses and the
medications prescribed to help control the illnesses with their
sometimes devastating side effects.
- Phase Two: Gives
participants an opportunity to spend a full day visiting various local
mental health facilities, so that the officers and individuals living
with mental illness can interact one-on-one or in a large group
discussion in a calm setting.
- Phase Three: Enhances de-escalation skills through education and role playing.
- Phase Four: Further informs the participants through videos and personal
testimonies from family members, individuals and other officers.
For more information, contact Jenna Mehnert
by calling (207) 622-5767 x 2313 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.