Meetings and Convenings

Upcoming Meetings and Convenings

Partner Opportunity: Become a Certified Trainer with the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice

Join the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice at an upcoming Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth Train-the-Trainer Event!

The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in becoming a certified trainer in the Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth (CIT-Y) curriculum.

The standard Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training offered to most police officers focuses primarily on response techniques for adults. While there are some general similarities between adults and youth, there are important and unique distinctions that require specialized knowledge and training. CIT-Y trains law enforcement officers on response techniques that are appropriate for youth with behavioral health needs.

The curriculum covers the following topics:

  • Adolescent Brain Development
  • Impacts of Childhood Trauma
  • Signs and Symptoms of Behavioral Health Conditions
  • Neurodevelopment Disorders
  • Connecting to Resources
  • Crisis Intervention and De-escalation
  • Active Listening
  • Juvenile Suicide
  • The Family Experience
  • Officer Wellness

Up to 40 participants will be selected to attend the New Orleans, Louisiana, CIT-Y Train-the-Trainer event, scheduled for March 4-6, 2020. More information and the application can be found on the NCYOJ websiteApplications will be accepted through Friday, February 14, 2020.


– 3/6/2020

New Orleans, LA
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