Developing Partnerships Between Providers and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officers

About the Course:

In this SAMHSA webinar, Tania Rosas Woods and Carl Pendleton explain ways the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Model leads to lower arrest rates and increased trust during psychiatric crises.

Publication Date:

Aired 2017


Tania Rosas Woods, LCSW, Law Enforcement Liaison, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Tania Woods is a clinical social worker who assists law enforcement agencies by providing relevant mental health training to officers. In this role, she organizes the CIT trainings across the entire state of Oklahoma and provides mental health in service training to police officers, probation and parole officers, and correctional officers. She also teaches the mental health block for the basic police academy, for the Oklahoma counsel on Law enforcement education and training, as well as other academy cities.

Carl Pendleton, Med, Master Police Officer, Norman, Oklahoma Police Department

Master Police Officer Carl Pendleton has been a police officer with the city of Norman, Oklahoma since 2009. Carl has a passion for teaching and instructs multiple disciplines including domestic violence investigation, cultural awareness and bias, and teaches at the Norman Police academy. He is a CIT officer and trainer. He serves as a Police Recruiter and as a Public Information Officer.

Recommended For:

This course is designed for any clinicians who are working with substance abuse populations. It is also appropriate for law enforcement professionals who work in a team setting with mental health providers for the substance abuse population. All knowledge levels will benefit from this material.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe and discuss the development and the composition of a successful Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training team.

  2. Identify and discuss the methods for developing partnerships between law enforcement and behavioral health providers.

  3. Describe the obstacles and challenges which are inherent to crisis intervention/response and discuss the systems of response when working from recovery-oriented principles.


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Course Number: 102408
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Recorded Webinar
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