CIT&CIP Wisconsin Newsletter
 Wisconsin's Crisis Community Together 
Greetings CIT&CIP Community!  January 2017 
 2016 has come and gone and there are many successes to celebrate. It was a year of expansion and development for our CIT&CIP Wisconsin teams who trained 627 officers in CIT and 693 professionals in CIP. Coming into the new year we have 16 local training teams who have high hopes for continued growth and outreach. I am amazed by the progression and dedication of our Wisconsin crisis intervention community. 
Cheers to a phenomenal year! 

Stacey Mohr, NAMI Wisconsin CIT/CIP Program Director
News & Updates
Highlight: CIT Coordinator Certification Course in Wisconsin

On November 11th, 2016, fifty-six Wisconsin CIT&CIP Facilitator's and Trainer's  completed the CIT Coordinator Certification Course in Madison, WI. Part icipants came together from from seventeen different Wisconsin counties to strengthen their role as a CIT Coordinator focusing on best practices, partnerships and sustainability. Instructors leading the course were comprised of current and past board members of CIT International, who have helped expand and develop CIT 
worldwide.  This one day (8 hour) course certified our CIT&CIP Wisconsin partners through CIT International and was funded by the NAMI Wisconsin CIT/CIP expansion grant. 
Course Description and Agenda . Please visit for more info.  
Bureau of Justice Assistance Releases Police-Mental Health 
Collaboration Programs and Toolkit

Strengthen your local CIT&CIP Wisconsin training program by utilizing the BJA's recent Police-Mental Health Collaboration toolkit. T he PMHC toolkit provides resources to partner with Mental health providers to effectively respond to calls for service, improve communities for people with mental illness and advance the safety of all. 

 CIT&CIP Wisconsin State Training Teams
    Welcoming our New CIT&CIP Wisconsin Trainin g T eams

Southwest Region's  CIT&CIP Training team held CIT #1 after months of planning. Their team consists of individuals from Southwest Tech's Public Safety Dept. and Unified Services. The training was Nov 7-10th, 2016 which provided training to 20 officers from 7 different departments, spanning across 3 counties.
Read News Article 

Wood County held their first CIT training Dec. 12th-16th, 2016 at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids. Their team consists of dedicated individuals from Wood Co. Human Services, WI Rapids PD, Wood Co. SD, City of Marshfield PD, and NAMI Portage & Wood Co. They successfully trained 25 officers from 7 different departments. 

Click here  for a full calendar of upcoming CIT and CIP trainings in Wisconsin. 
Mark your Calendars!
Meet the NAMI Wisconsin Keynote Speakers!

Chris Prochut

Former Bolingbrook Illinois Police Commander, Chris Prochut, is a mental illness awareness advocate and law enforcement suicide prevention trainer. In 2011, he partnered with the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Death Responses (LEDR) Team conducting suicide trainings throughout the state.

Mettie Spiess

Mettie is an award-winning mental health advocate, professional speaker and the Executive Director of Operation Reach Out. She connects with audiences through unmasking her journey with mental illness and by sharing her powerful story of loss, survival, and resilience. 


Special Event!
A Mental Health Advocacy Day

Action on the Square is a day to spread awareness about mental health, learn about current legislative issues, and talk to elected officials about issues in the mental health system. This event will take place on and is open to anyone who cares deeply about mental health (no advocacy experiences required). 
Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Associate 2017 Conference:
February 12th-15th Wisconsin Dells

State Resources 
Behavioral Health Resource

Wisconsin First Step's Shared Resource  For Behavioral Health/Mental Health Services for Children & Youth by county:

Quick Guide to Wisconsin Mental Health Resources 

CIT&CIP Wisconsin Core Topics Handout 

The topics listed are modeled after the recognized best practices of the Memphis Model and follow the Wisconsin state 
standards of CIT&CIP trainings overseen by the WI CIT Advisory Committee. Please note, the subject matter is intended to be taught 

by community partners and professionals who specialize in these specific topic areas.

Diverting Treatment: Community Policing and Supporting Youth with mental Health Needs- SAMHSA Video 

A Message from Sam Cochran: Identity and Ownership of CIT    

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