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LorCI's First Crisis Intervention Team Meeting

LorCI's First Crisis Intervention Team Meeting

Lorain Correctional Institution held its first Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.  This is a five day training that covers numerous topics about the signs and symptoms of mental illness in adults, substance abuse and mental illness, de-escalation skills, family and consumer panels and role playing scenarios.  Through this training staff obtain skills to use when they respond to a person with mental illness.  It teaches them how to get a mentally ill person help within our facilities as well as active listening skills which are a valuable tool for communicating with offenders, staff and families.  Our goal is to have at least 30% of our institutional staff certified as more and more mentally ill offenders are coming into the correctional setting. 

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