Mental Health Training Program

Our experience in the criminal justice field is broad and deep. We offer several 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.

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.

  • Mental Illness 101: An overview of the major illness and a description of signs and symptoms
  • Communication Skills: Active Listening and Verbal De-Escalation during a mental health crisis
  • Mental Health Law: Involuntary detentions (including Immediate Detentions, Emergency Detentions, Temporary and Regular Commitment), Competence to Stand Trial, The Insanity Defense, The Sequential Intercept Model, and Firearms Retention
  • QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer (Suicide Prevention Training)

If you would like more information about these trainings please contact our criminal justice director, Marianne Halbert mhalbert@namiindiana.org