The Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Model was created in 1987 by the Memphis Police Department in the aftermath of the shooting, and subsequent death, of Joseph DeWayne Robinson by Memphis Police officers at the LeMoyne Gardens public housing project on September 24th of that year. Mr. Robinson was cutting and stabbing himself when police arrived at the scene, indicating that he was exhibiting at minimum, signs of psycho-emotional distress and potentially mental illness. The details of what happened after police arrived are unclear to this day, but what is clear, is that Mr. Robinson was killed, and a major factor in his death was a lack of preparedness to address his needs by the officers who arrived on the scene.
The mission of the CIT model is to equip first responders (with a primary focus on police) with the skills needed to effectively intervene in crisis situations by providing care and support to those experiencing crisis, while ensuring the safety of those affected, the intervening professionals, and the community. CIT is often implemented in collaboration with behavioral health and law enforcement entities, with a goal to increase the crisis management capabilities of staff from both fields.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is hosting two
Showcases of exemplary Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
programs. The MHSA Showcase is an opportunity to prominently
feature successful MHSA-funded programs and increase information
sharing across counties and mental health plans.
Online learning is a type of distance learning that takes place
over the internet and has several different names, including
e-learning. CIBHS is expanding its Online Learning Courses to
offer blended teaching techniques for a variety of topics
pertinent to behavioral health students, providers,
administrators, and leaders.
CIBHS provides training and services, and technical assistance
and other consulting services to California counties and
providers. We are able to tailor our services to your needs. Tell
us what training and services you are interested in.
The Strengths Model is a recovery-oriented, evidence-based case
management model developed by Charles Rapp and colleagues at the
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. It was developed
in the early 1980’s in response to traditional mental health
approaches that often focused on pathology and diagnosis, held
low expectations for what people with mental illnesses could
achieve in their life, and frequently used stabilization and
maintenance as measures of success.