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Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101

Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101

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August 19th 2014:Building a Crisis Intervention Team in Your Community

In the 1980s after the shooting of a mentally ill individual, the Memphis Police Dept decided to take a new approach to handling people in crisis. They developed the model for the CIT (Crisis Intervention Team), whose goal was to train law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness how to deal with someone in crisis. Twenty-five years later, the Memphis CIT program has had remarkable success – cutting injuries to police officers, developing a crisis assessment system for people with mental illness, reducing arrests and improving comm

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Officer Eric Vogt

Officer Eric Vogt is an 18 year veteran in law enforcement. He started his police career at Eastern Illinois University, then transferred to the University of Illinois. He has worked as a Detective, a bicycle officer, an instructor and is currently in the patrol division. Eric holds a Degree in Psychology from EIU with an emphasis in counseling. He served as a therapist for behavioral disorders, drug addicts, individuals with mental disability and individuals in crisis for 6 years before becoming a police officer. Eric is an instructor at the Police Training Institute, providing training on topics including Crisis Intervention, Police - Citizen Relations and Variant Behavior. He has r
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