Indiana's Crisis and Diversion Resource Hub

Welcome to the Indiana's Crisis and Diversion Resource Hub. The purpose of the Indiana's Crisis and Diversion Resource Hub is to facilitate increased mental health diversion and crisis training opportunities to school personnel, law enforcement, and other youth-serving professionals around the state. Trainings in your area and across the state of Indiana can be found by visiting the calendar below.

Planning a CIT-Y Training

​ Planning a CIT-Y training requires a significant time commitment, a coordinator with stellar organization skills, and a dedicated planning team. Unlike canned trainings, CIT-Y training is built from the ground up by the local community. CIT for Youth follows the CIT model of a training offered at no-cost by local experts who are engaged with the local System of Care. All CIT-Y module presenters volunteer to donate a few hours of their time to train others in their community in order to strengthen the System of Care. CIT is effective not only because it trains first responders to recognize and respond to individuals in mental crisis, but also because it strengthens the working relationship between local law enforcement, mental health, advocacy, and education systems.

Before planning a CIT-Y training, ask yourself:

  1. Is there demand in my community for this training?
  2. Will local school, mental health, and law enforcement administrators participate in the planning process?
  3. Who is the target audience for the training, and will their schedules allow them to attend this training?
  4. What training structure works best for my community?

Step 1

Before you take on planning a CIT-Y training by yourself, it is important to establish a coalition of dedicated professionals and advocates who will provide guidance and help with system troubleshooting and training logistics. Local Systems of Care (SOC) and/or Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) members are important to engage and can serve as a platform for CIT-Y. If you would like more guidance, you can download the NAMI National CIT-Y Implementation Manual here.

Step 2

Decide which training structure will work best for your community. Then work with your CIT-Y planning coalition to scheduled the time(s), location, and duration of your training. Review the CIT-Y learning standards checklist to draft your training schedule by module/topic

Step 3

Contact local professionals to ask if they will volunteer to present . Visit the "Sample Schedule" page to learn more about CIT-Y topics and appropriate presenters. Provide potential presenters with learning objectives for their topic (found in the CIT-Y Learning Standards Checklist) to help guide them in developing their presentation. ​​