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Event Code: CIT2022

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  • Cardinal Group
  • CNS Healthcare
  • DWIHN / OCHN (conference hosts)
  • Harbor Oaks (sponsor) 
  • Hegira (sponsor) 
  • Indivior (sponsor) 
  • PHC of Michigan, Inc. (sponsor)
  • StoneCrest
  • WSU (sponsor)

Speaker Information

Keynote Speakers

  • May 2 Keynote Speaker: Ernie Stevens    |     Community Collaboration: A Best Practice Approach
  • May 3 Keynote Speaker: Chief Jim Blocker     |     Personal Conflict became Action then Policy

Breakout Sessions

Breakouts offering one (1)social work CEU have an *.

  • Breakout #1
    • *Utilizing social workers in a police department: Co-Response with CIT & More, Jessica Martin
    • How to interact with deaf and hard of hearing, Cheryl Myers
    • Reframing CIT to Enhance Officer Wellness, Joe Smarro
    • CIT Programs: Lessons Learned on the Road of Crisis Response, Meghan Taft & Chief Jim Blocker
  • Breakout #2       
    • *Veterans 101: The Silent Warrior, Chaka McDonald
    • Building Bridges Between Law Enforcement and the LGBTQ+ Community, Felipe Trevino
    • *60 Seconds to Resilience; Building Resilience Where You Are, Amanda Shaw & Officer Beth Roach
    • Understanding & Engaging Law Enforcement Officers in Your CIT Trainings, Cpt. Todd Hill
  • Breakout #3       
    • *Benefits of youth-specific programming and overview of Crisis Intervention Teams for Youth, Ashley Sansom & Lt. Michelle Hesse
    • 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's and Quick Tips for First Responders, Debra Archer Ross
    • *Meeting the Needs of Suburban Communities: Mobile Crisis Co-Response & Embedded Behavioral Health Clinicians, Jaime White, Deputy Chief Craig Wilsher, & Officer Kaitlyn LaClear
    • Cop Culture, Todd Gilchrist, Lt. Bryan Prindle, & Det. Bruce Morningstar
  • Breakout #4       
    • CIT Interactive Training Activities and Teaching Tools: How to Keep Participants Engaged, Gretchen Carlson
    • CIT Program Funding, Kailey Baker & Jennifer McCarty
    • *Current state of crisis systems: Field research across 33 Michigan Counties, Leonard Swanson &Jessica Gaskin
    • Evaluation, Amy Watson


Conference Evaluation

Evaluation will open on Tuesday, May 3rd at 11:00am and close on Sunday, May 8 at 11:30pm. Evaluation must be completed to receive social work CEUs. 

2022 CIT Conference Presentations