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Nov 12-14: Become a CIT-Youth-in-Crisis (CIT-Y) Instructor Trainer

Are you interested in helping youth in mental health crisis?
Would you like to teach others how to de-escalate encounters with individuals who may be in crisis?

If so, join NAMI Georgia for the next CIT-Youth-in-Crisis Train-the-Trainer session. CIT-Y Trainers are certified to instruct law enforcement professionals to lead CIT Youth-in-Crisis Classes. This training offers POST credit and teaches response techniques appropriate for youth. Register for the Session

CIT-Y Train-the-Trainer
Nov 12-14, 2019

NAMI Georgia
4120 Presidential Pkwy, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30340

For more information, please contact: or (770) 234-0855 ext 113

This program is offered by NAMI Georgia at no cost to attendees.

The CIT Youth-in-Crisis program addresses the need for specialized training for law enforcement personnel and educators that is focused exclusively on youth. The training is designed to be administered by a team of mental health professionals and law enforcement representatives who have relevant expertise, leadership abilities, and regional knowledge.

Georgia Youth-in-Crisis curriculum includes:

  • Adolescent behaviors and development
  • Crisis intervention, de-escalation, and communication techniques appropriate for youth
  • Working with families
  • Legal issues
  • Community resources for youth and families
  • Most common emotional disorders and circumstances experienced by youth that can lead to crisis

Applicants should meet one of these specifications:

  • Law enforcement officers who have previously undergone standard CIT training, who understand the basic principles and concepts of CIT, and who are POST IT certified. (This is an approved POST credit course).


  • Mental health professionals with clinical expertise in adolescent mental health and experience in training. (CE’s available for LCSW/LMSW and LPC’s).

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