Trainings and registration.

SolutionPoint+ 40-hour CIT Training

In this training, various topics are covered. On day one participants learn advanced verbal communication skills and the various ways to respond to a person experiencing a behavioral crisis. Participants then learn the dynamics of serious mental illness on day two. On day three, participants learn about depression, post-traumatic stress, and the complex social problem of suicide, specifically police suicide. This day creates a turning point in the class as we transition to introspectiveness. On day four, participants dive into advanced topics surrounding untreated serious mental illness and public safety. Most importantly, they learn their Adverse Childhood Experiences score, an eye-opening experience. Additionally, we provide a screening of the Emmy award-winning HBO documentary “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops.” On day five participants learn to look at their own mental wellness as a way to guide their responses in all human interactions.

The last course of the training is the most valuable and provides tangible skills to implement mental resilience. The week is completed when participants pass a written exam and a practical application assessment. Throughout the week, scenario-based training is utilized to develop the skills of the participants. SolutionPoint+ uses a community-based training model that is law enforcement led and community supported. We bring in local resources and stakeholders to foster community relationships. There is tremendous value in first responders knowing what resources are available in their communities. The premise of this course is to promote behavior change through human connection.

SolutionPoint+ 40-hour CIT Training Trainings

Date Region Location City
June 10 – June 14, 2024 Central Iowa Community Services N/A
July 15 – July 19, 2024 Polk County MHDS Region Des Moines
July 19 – July 30, 2024 Central Iowa Community Services Mason City
October 09 – October 11, 2024 Polk County MHDS Region Des Moines
October 28 – November 01, 2024 MHDS of the East Central Region Dubuque
December 09 – December 13, 2024 CCNIA TBD
March 03 – March 07, 2025 Central Iowa Community Services Ames
April 07 – April 11, 2025 MHASI Fairfield
May 19 – May 23, 2025 Central Iowa Community Services Fort Dodge
June 09 – June 13, 2025 Southwest Iowa MHDS Region Council Bluffs

Supervisor Approval*

Confirmed Time Off*

Are hotel accomodations needed*

I have read and agree that I can miss only four hours of this training to receive credit*

The region will be in contact with the applicant with further detail regarding the training. Applicant may need to provide additional information such as a license number and social security number. Lastly, lodging will be handled by the applicant.