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CRI SIS INTERVENTION TEAM BASICS PTRL. 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 1
The cadet will identify why CIT was developed. Cadets will receive an overview of the CIT certification program, which is much more involved, and time intensive than this course and includes certification and practical examinations not included here.
♦ Crisis Intervention Team Training

• Designed to educate and prepare officers for contact with people with severe mental illnesses
• Trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of possible mental illness in order to respond effectively and safely
• Encourages officer understanding and compassion

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MENTAL ILLNESS DEFINI TION PTRL . 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 2 The cadet will define Mental Illness as:

♦ Disorders that cause disturbances in thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and/or behavior

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CLINICAL DISORDERS PTRL. 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 3
The cadet will identify the types of clinical disorders encountered most frequently on patrol, to include:

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♦ Schizophrenia

• Interferes with ability to think clearly, distinguish reality from fantasy, manage emotions, and make decisions

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♦ Depression

• Mood disorder – Sleep and appetite disturbances, fatigue, pervasive sadness, and thoughts of death

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♦ Anxiety

• Mood disorder – Fearful, accelerated heart rate, difficulty breathing, avoidance, and apprehension

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♦ Bipolar

• Mood disorder – Extreme shifts in mood, energy, functioning, and poor judgment

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS PTRL. 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 4
The cadet will identify the types of personality disorders encountered most frequently on patrol, to include:

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♦ Cluster A: Odd or eccentric behaviors

• Usually individuals with paranoid, schizoid, or schizotypal personality disorders

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• Usually individuals with paranoid, schizoid, or schizotypal personality disorders

 Paranoid – Characterized by paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others
 Schizoid – Characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, and sometimes (sexual) apathy
 Shcizotypal –Characterized by a need for social isolation, anxiety in social situations, odd behavior and thinking, and often unconventional beliefs

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♦ Cluster B: Dramatic, emotional or erratic behavior

• Usually individuals with antisocial, borderline or narcissistic personality disorders. Antisocial – Characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard
for, and violation of, the rights of others that begins in childhood or early adolescence and continues into adulthood.
• Borderline – Typically involves unusual levels of instability in mood and black-and-white thinking, or splitting. Often manifests itself in idealization
and devaluation episodes, chaotic, and unstable interpersonal relationships, self-image, identity, and behavior; as well as a disturbance in the individual's sense of self
• Narcissistic – The individual is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige, and vanity

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♦ Cluster C: Anxious or fearful behaviors

• Usually individuals with avoidant, dependant or obsessive-compulsive personality disorders.

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• Usually individuals with avoidant, dependant or obsessive-compulsive personality disorders.

 Avoidant – Characterized by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interaction
 Dependant – Characterized by a pervasive psychological dependence on other people. Long-term (chronic) condition in which people depend too much on others to meet their emotional and physical needs.
 Obsessive-Compulsive – Characterized by a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency

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DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PTRL. 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 5
The cadet will identify misconceptions and vulnerabilities surrounding the developmentally disabled.

♦ Misconceptions
♦ Vulnerabilities

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♦ Misconceptions

• Cerebral palsy and diabetic shock – May appear intoxicated
• Traumatic brain injury – May appear belligerent
• Hearing impaired – May appear unresponsive

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♦ Vulnerabilities

• Easily taken advantage of, “scapegoat”
• Trusting, especially of those they know
• Lack of knowledge and social skills
• Small tasks can be frustrating and time consuming

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE PTRL. 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 6
The cadet will state the definitions of both substance abuse and substance dependence.

♦ Substance abuse is identified as a pattern of use leading to impairment or distress one to two times within a 12 month period
♦ Substance dependence is identified as a pattern of use leading to impairment or distress three or more times within a 12 month period

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AGE RELATED DI SORDERS PTRL . 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 7
The cadet will identify the struggles experienced by the elderly.

♦ Dementia
♦ Anxiety
♦ Vulnerabilities

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♦ Dementia

• Confusion, found wandering, indecent exposure, delusions, etc.

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♦ Anxiety

• fearful, accelerated heart rate, difficulty breathing, avoidance, and apprehension

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♦ Vulnerabilities

• Easily taken advantage of, trusting, used as scapegoat, and lack of knowledge and socialization

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PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS AND MEDICATIONS PTRL. 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 8
From a provided list, the cadet will identify drugs commonly encountered on patrol while dealing with people who suffer from mental health challenges.

♦ Psychotropic drugs
♦ Psychotropic Medications

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♦ Psychotropic drugs

• Alcohol, LSD, Marijuana, Methamphetamine

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♦ Psychotropic Medications

• Thorazine, Prozac, Valium, Lithium, Ritalin, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, etc.

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CRI SIS INTERVENTION PTRL. 2 1 5 0 . 1 0 9
The cadet will list the following functions that may be performed by a certified CIT member:

♦ Response
♦ Suicide Assessment
♦ Assessing Lethality
♦ Review of the State Code 62A-15-629 – “Pink Sheet” or involuntary or mandatory medical review
♦ Utah Civil Psychiatric Commitment Law