Five agencies or more to participate in Crisis Intervention Training Program

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — A collaboration of law enforcement, mental health providers, and Mental Health Advocates will train together in a Crisis Intervention Training Program this month. In collaboration with the Sheridan County Office of the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming, the Sheridan Police Department, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and NAMI Wyoming, Sheridan County will host a Crisis Intervention Training Program with a 5-day 40-hour training for law enforcement and first responders. The training combines mental health awareness curriculum and daily role-play scenarios to train law enforcement in supporting individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis, according to Wendy Bruso, MS, Community Prevention Professional in Sheridan County. "Our Sheridan County law enforcement officers and first responders are dedicated, and deal with a wide range of issues every day," she says. "While these officers and first responders strive to do their best, they sometimes encounter situations more suited to a mental health professional like a counselor or social worker." The trainee roster includes officers and staff from: - The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office - Sheridan Police Department - Wyoming Highway Patrol - Sheridan College Police Department - Sheridan Memorial Hospital #dally #news