Welcome! We are the Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Team through Trillium Health Resources. We are in need of role players for our upcoming CIT Trainings in Pitt and the surrounding counties. Our role play scenarios are an opportunity for the trainees to practice the verbal de-escalation techniques and skills they learn throughout the week. The role plays include a variety of mental health diagnoses (PTSD/trauma, schizophrenia, mood disorders, etc.), intellectual and developmental disabilities, and addiction scenarios. You will have the ability to choose a role-play scenario from a list of scenarios.
Please note: You do not need to have any formal acting skills. We are just looking for members of the community to role play mental health scenarios for our trainees. Experience or interest in mental or behavioral health preferred.
The video below demonstrates role play scenarios for CIT Trainings, as well as provides information about Crisis Intervention Team Training for law enforcement officers.
Trillium Health Resources is a local government agency that manages mental health, substance use and intellectual/development disability services in a 24-county area in eastern North Carolina.
Trillium’s responsibility is to connect individuals and families to the help they need when they need it. We ensure the delivery of the right services, in the right amount, at the right time.
Trillium does not provide direct care. Instead, we partner with agencies and licensed therapists in our Provider Network to offer services and supports people need in or near their own communities. We make sure people have access to high quality care, whether they receive Medicaid, are uninsured or cannot afford services.
Trillium currently offers Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to agencies and organizations across our catchment area. CIT is a jail diversion and de-escalation model of training for law enforcement during which officers gain a better understanding of the needs of individuals with mental illness, substance use disorders or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
The goal of the training program is to help law enforcement officers recognize when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis in order to connect them to treatment services, and prevent unnecessary arrest, incarceration or hospitalization. During the program, law enforcement officers receive more than 40 hours of intensive training on how to recognize a mental health crisis, de-escalate the situation, and how to connect individuals with the appropriate help. Topics covered include mental health commitment process, substance use disorders, suicide, and de-escalation skills. Training includes role play opportunities so trainees can experience first-hand how they should respond in a variety of situations.
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