2018 Keynote : Implicit Bias and Cultural Competence for Crisis Intervention Teams
Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr.
Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a minister, researcher, trainer, and award-winning educator. His personal and professional mission is to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and skills of others that will allow them to reach their full potential and live their lives with purpose and passion. Dr. Marks is the Founder and Chief Training Officer of the National Training Institute on Race and Equity and he is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Morehouse College. He served on President Obama’s Board of Advisors with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and as senior advisor with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
His Presentation Will Include:
- Overview of implicit bias research and key findings
- Innovative, engaging, and motivational delivery of content
- Highly interactive and introspective exercises
- Small group dialogue of sensitive topics related to working with males of color as a case study
- The use of compelling videos, images, and other media
- Overview of national, industry-specific data disaggregated by race and gender
- A discussion of implicit bias from the target’s perspective
- Anonymous audience polling and display of results in real-time. Responses are used as a basis for discussing sensitive topics and to allow participants to see how their attitudes or experiences compare to others.
WSCJTC Public Message on CIT... Click Here
The WSCJTC provides training for criminal justice personnel responding to people in a mental health crisis. Crisis Intervention Team Training (CIT), involves working in a team with mental health practitioners, law enforcement, medical personnel, and other first responders. The focus is to provide the best services possible to the individual in a mental health crisis.
In 2008, the WSCJTC created a curriculum manual with suggested course materials on CIT. The WSCJTC also has informational guides available by request from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations.
1. Crisis Intervention Training Suggested Course Materials Manual - WSCJTC 053108
2. Improving Responses to People with Mental Illnesses, Strategies for Effective Law Enforcement Training, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) 2008
3. A Guide to Implementing Police-Based Diversion Programs for People with Mental Illness, Melissa Reuland, January 2004, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
In 2010, the WSCJTC partnered with King County Mental Health to provide CIT Training to first responders working or assigned to King County. CIT-King CO training includes 40-hour, 8-hr, and much more.
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