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Mental Health Decision Making

Using lecture, class interaction, and video this class is designed to give first responders the tools needed to effectively interact with people that suffer from mental health issues. 

This course is designed to help first responders:  (1) recognize the symptoms of mental illness, (2) de­escalate situations involving mentally ill people in crisis, and (3) seek better outcomes on calls involving mentally ill people in crisis.

This is a CPT course that satisfies the Perishable Skills Training requirement for Strategic Communication and is specifically designed to give your personnel tools for their assignment.

This course satisfies the 8 hours of Mental Health Training required for Field Training Officers per Senate Bill 29 (SB29).  It also satisfies training as designated by Senate Bill 11 (SB11)

Tuition

$182 - 8 hours, POST Plan I

2021 - 2022 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
21001 August 26, 2021 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
21002 October 14, 2021 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
21003 November 8, 2021 Torrance PD Closed
21004 November 9, 2021 Torrance PD Closed
21005 December 9, 2021 Sheraton Garden Grove  Open
21006 December 16, 2021 Torrance PD Closed
21007 December 17, 2021 Torrance PD Closed
21008 January 24, 2022 Torrance PD Closed
21009 January 25, 2022 Torrance PD Closed
21010 February 8, 2022 Torrance PD Closed
21011 February 9, 2022 Torrance PD Closed
21012 February 10, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Closed
21013 April 7, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Waitlisted
21014 June 9, 2022 Sheraton Garden Grove Open

Course Control Number

5270-20908

Location

Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 703-8400

Registration

Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at CSULB or call 562.985.4940 to make reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Class Name and Date
  • Training Managers Name
  • Training Managers Phone Number
  • Training Managers Email Address
  • Agency Name
  • Name of Attendee(s)
  • POST ID # for Attendee(s)
  • Attendee's Email Address

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a wait list will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Reducing injuries to both officers and the public
  • Reducing the need for the use of force by police officers
  • Increasing access to services for people with mental illness and their families
  • Identifying persons with mental illness and providing appropriate assistance
  • Reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues