CarePlus offers a variety of group therapy – support groups and therapeutic group sessions – that enhance the mental and physical well-being of children, teens, and parents who are struggling with social, behavioral, and mental health challenges.
The second Bergen County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training was held at the Bergen County Law & Public Safety Institute in Mahwah from September 12th-16th. The purpose of the training is to strengthen connection, communication and continuity between law enforcement and mental health resources within the community.
CIT-NJ is on a mission to provide adequate information and training on mental health crises to law enforcement, mental health and emergency response professionals. This 5 day 40-hour certification is an intense and interactive program designed to teach emergency teams how to recognize and identify an individual experiencing a mental health crisis, then safely and compassionately approach the situation.
“After 23 years this class made me realize some of the ways to better handle situations and de-escalate situations. This class must be taught to all officers,” commented one law enforcement officer upon completion of his final evaluation of the training.
Throughout the week, a variety of mental health professionals train on the causes and natures of various
mental health challenges, including but not limited to: schizophrenia, psychosis, mood and personality disorders, suicide assessment, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The training covers typical patterns of behavior,More...