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1MN Department of Corrections Crisis Intervention Training - Implementation Warden Michelle Smith – MCF StillwaterPatti Hecht- Kressly, President -Pro-Crisis LLCSgt. Glenn Lisowy – MCF- Oak Park HeightsCIT InternationalAugust 21, 2012Las Vegas, NV
6Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Implementation Do it right40 hoursExcellent SpeakersFocus on Role PlaysEnough timeAs Real As Possible (ARAP)ScenariosActorsCoachesClass sizeOur goals for the trainingNew skillsAttitudesCulture ChangeWho should attendApplication processSelection(Recruitment)
7CIT Steering Committee Deputy CommissionerDirector Behavioral HealthNational Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)Training Committee (Warden Rep)Research DirectorDirector of Employee DevelopmentFacility CIT Representatives (one each)CIT Training CommitteeWardenNAMIEmployee DevelopmentBehavioral HealthCIT “Expert”Security RepresentativeContractorFacility CIT CommitteesAssociate Warden OperationsMental Health DirectorNAMI/AdvocateAdditional members
8NAMI Support Panelists/speakers Unique perspective Reaching out to community partners to strengthen CIT infrastructure
9Selection of officersLong-range Goal is to train 20% of DOC Security Staff. To start at OPH, STW, RC & SCL.Not every officer is cut out to be a CIT officer nor do they have an interest.Our selection process identifies those officers with good people skills, patience, and an ability to think critically. No discipline record.Beginning with Officers working in Segregation and with our growing Mental Health offender population. Working toward all officers and other staff within the facilities.
10CIT Course Topics Day One Introduction and Overview – warden History of CIT – wardenMental Health Basics – Ph.D. from facilityRound Table – NAMI MN facilitator and consumersDe-escalation and communication techniquesRole Play
11Day Two Axis 2 Mental health – Personality Disorders Medications Therapist from Mental health FacilityMedicationsSuicide risk factors and preventionSelf CareRole Play
12Day Three Treatment Systems Overview of special need offenders – TBI DDEx- Offender experienceExperiential Exercises- hearing voices mp3 and other exercises.Role Play
13Day Four Site Visits Civil Commitment Cultural Competency Recovery Program/half way houseMN DOC mental health facilityOut patient/day treatmentCivil CommitmentCultural CompetencyMilitary Vets and PTSD
14Day Five Role Play Policy and Procedure CIT Resources Graduation Wardens from all facilities with studentsCommissioner of CorrectionsOther dignitaries
15Role Plays for DOC CITMN DOC Officers participate in 8 hours of Role Playing within the 40 hour class.Professional Actors as role playersActors must fit demographics of offenders.Actors “experienced” inside two of the facilities.Scenarios must be realistic to officers experiences.Terms, locations, weapons, clothing, safety.Crisis situations
16Compare/Contrast CIT: Law Enforcement vs. Corrections Beliefs of CIT (Hug a thug) and changing the culture of the system.Contact time with Offender.Officer Safety and Security Issues.Policy and procedure differences.Availability of resources.
17CIT Officer Perspective Sgt. Glenn Lisowy Need for itAlready do it (IPC)Training is a reference pointSupport of Administration
18Recognition of CIT officers Recognizing CIT officers provides an incentive for them to continue with CIT.Let staff know there participation is important and helps provide a sense of accomplishment and ownership to this program.
19Program Evaluation and Sustainability Evaluation can help measure the impact of the CIT program (outcomes), can help with program improvements and provide the kind of information to assist with sustainability.There needs to be a system in place for on-going training to ensure your knowledge and skills remain sharp.
20Minnesota Department of Corrections Progress Sent 4 teams to NIC training: Central Office 12/10, Stillwater 3/11, Oak Park Heights 7/11, Rush City 12/11Crisis Intervention Teams: A Frontline Response to Mental Illness in CorrectionsHired contractor to assist with CIT trainingCompleted 40 hour training curriculumProvided (3) trainings (Nov 2011, Feb 2012, May 2012 ) Department of Corrections staff, 5 Hennepin County Staff and 2 Iowa Depart of Corrections staff.
21Minnesota Department of Corrections Progress – Continued Provided coaches training – 17 Department of Corrections staffCompleted CIT policyCompleted CIT incident report formPlanning to involve Shakopee, Red WingHoping to continue partnerships with other local agencies as well as other States.
22CIT Policy Elements Purpose and Definitions Application & selection processTraining program outline and essential componentsOngoing refresher trainingAvailable officersCIT activation and appropriate utilizationReport & evaluationOfficer removal from CITCopies available on request
23Five Year Plan Framework CIT should be well-integrated into DOC facilitiesA minimum of 25% of correctional officers are CIT trainedWe should have a solid core of coaches at each siteCIT symposium and recognition program will be well attendedEvaluations of CIT should show that it is effectiveImproves safety for staff and offendersDecreases instances of use of forceMinnesota DOC will be recognized nationally for integrating CIT into facilities and field services