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Mental Health Training Program


Our experience in the criminal justice field is broad and deep:

In concert with local affiliates, we help launch successful Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) programs around the state.

We partner with physicians and scholars to offer an ongoing continuing education program for criminal justice professionals focusing on serious mental illness diagnoses and treatment, and tangible skills training in communication, conflict resolution, crisis management, and de-escalation techniques.

We offer several Mental Health & Criminal Justice trainings throughout the year. These trainings are targeted toward people who work in the Criminal Justice field: law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, community corrections, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, defense attorneys, social workers and more. Continuing education credits (ILEA, CEUs for social workers and family therapists, and CLE/NLS for attorneys) are available.

Registration for our 2014 trainings is open. To register, click on the links along the right column of this page.

Mental Illness & Juveniles includes Categories of Mental Illness in Youth, De-Escalation Techniques for Juveniles with a Mental Illness, and a Lived Experience presentation.  As we redesign our program, this training will not be offered as a scheduled presentation in 2014, but will be available again in a new format in the future.

Mental Illness #101 will be offered on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Topics covered include Categories of Mental Illness, the Biological Basis of Mental Illness, Active Listening & Tools for Crisis situations, and two Lived Experience presentations.

Mental Illness #201 covers Mental Health Law, Treatment of Mental Illness, Suicide Prevention, and a Lived Experience presentation. As we redesign our program, this training will not be offered as a scheduled presentation in 2014, but will be available again in a new format in the future.

The trainings each last from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and take place in Indianapolis. (Check-in and a light breakfast are available from 8:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) Cost per person is $80.00, and includes free parking, program materials, a light breakfast and afternoon snack, coffee and bottled water.
Register by credit card for Mental Illness #101.

OR, to register by check or invoice, download a Registration Form for:




Questions? Contact Marianne Halbert at:

800-677-6442
317-925-9399