De-escalation Strategies for Person with Mental Illness or Behavioral Disorders in Crisis

The purpose of this course is provide public safety personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to de-escalate crisis situations involving persons with mental illness or behavior disorders. Participants will learn a set of assessment skills, intervention and communication strategies, and measured tactical responses that reduce or eliminate the need to use force to achieve compliance.

This is a grant-funded 8-hour course that is Minnesota POST accredited.

Course content includes:

  • Common mental illnesses and behavior disorders
  • Stress-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) from military combat experience or the effects of severe and repeated trauma
  • Strategies to assess and effectively relate to persons in crisis
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution tactics
  • Measured response theory
  • Communication skills that form the basis for de-escalation techniques (delete?)
  • Minnesota resources for persons in crisis and their families

UMCPI is closing and no longer offering this training.  Please contact Bill Micklus at 612-817-0653 or if you would like to schedule a class.

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