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
March 14 – March 17, 2023 Care Connections of Northern Iowa
March 15 – March 16, 2023 Southeast Iowa Link
May 15 – May 19, 2023 Central Iowa Community Services
June 05 – June 09, 2023 MHDS of the East Central Region
July 10 – July 17, 2023 Sioux Rivers
September 11 – September 15, 2023 Southwest Iowa MHDS Region
October 02 – October 06, 2023 MHDS of the East Central Region
November 13 – November 17, 2023 Central Iowa Community Services
January 22 – January 26, 2024 County Social Services
February 12 – February 16, 2024 Cross Mental Health Region
March 04 – March 08, 2024 MHDS of the East Central Region
April 15 – April 19, 2024 Southwest Iowa MHDS Region
June 10 – June 14, 2024 Central Iowa Community Services

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.