People, Process, Progress

People, Process, Progress

PPP26: Overview of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

June 09, 2020

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is for Police, Behavioral Health workers and community members. It is not a fix all, it is another methodology to deescalate situations where someone is in crisis.  In addition to my experience completing CIT a few years ago and using it on the streets, below are great references for you to learn more.

  • NIH article:

  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Programs: A Best Practice Guide for Transforming Community Responses to Mental Health Crises:

  • A Five-Legged Stool…a Model for CIT Program Success!!!:

  • Essential Elements for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s CIT Programs:

  • The Four Coaching Plays from RPD at

  • Washington Post Golden Gate Bridge article:

Godspeed to us all and stay safe, Kevin

Kevin Pannell, PMP | Creator & Host, 'People, Process, Progress' | Connect and subscribe at

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