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Mental Health and De-escalation Training

for Law Enforcement Professionals

Helping advance the mental health training of police and protective service officers with targeted and scientifically backed research.

 

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Mental Health Awareness

Advancing the mental health training of police officers & protective service officers

Police and protective service officers often find themselves in situations where they are responding to an individual who is, or appears to be, mentally ill.

These interactions often lack understanding between both parties and require training to enhance positive outcomes. As such, this eLearning course has been designed to provide an introduction or refresher program to actively educate officers on key skills needed when interacting with individuals.

This training program stems from a program that was originally developed at the University of Alberta, Department of Psychiatry, to advance the mental health training of police officers.

It proved overwhelmingly successful, showing increases in police mental health awareness, communication, de-escalation and empathy skills as well as an increase in police efficiency and a decrease in number of use-of-force occurrences.

This program proved overwhelmingly successful, showing increases in police mental health awareness, communication, de-escalation and empathy skills.

The benefits for this program have been supported by various articles and publications, including the recent report from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (Coleman and Cotton 2014), and an independent review by Dr. Richard Frierson, professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of South Carolina

 

Measured Benefits of Mental Health Awareness Training

  • 23% increase

    in self-reported police officer confidence

  • 41% increase

    in police office Mental Health Awareness

  • 19% increase

    in efficiency on mental health calls

  • 41% decrease

    in use of physical force in all police calls

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Mental Health Awareness Training

This training program will focus on one's ability to:
  • De-escalate various situations
  • Improving expressed empathy
  • Effectively communicate

This eLearning course is the first step in a three-step mental health training program.

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