For Crisis 24/7/365 • Call 855-581-8111 • Text 855-895-8398 Visit
Cass • Fremont • Harrison • Mills • Monona • Montgomery • Page • Pottawattamie • Shelby
June 9 to June 13, 2025
8:00am to 4:30pm
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Cost: Free

In this training, various topics are covered. On day one participants learn advanced verbal communication skills and the various ways to respond to a person experiencing a behavioral crisis. Participants then learn the dynamics of serious mental illness on day two. On day three, participants learn about depression, post-traumatic stress, and the complex social problem of suicide, specifically police suicide. This day creates a turning point in the class as we transition to introspectiveness. On day four, participants dive into advanced topics surrounding untreated serious mental illness and public safety. Most importantly, they learn their Adverse Childhood Experiences score, an eye-opening experience. Additionally, we provide a screening of the Emmy award-winning HBO documentary “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops.” On day five participants learn to look at their own mental wellness as a way to guide their responses in all human interactions.

The last course of the training is the most valuable and provides tangible skills to implement mental resilience. The week is completed when participants pass a written exam and a practical application assessment. Throughout the week, scenario-based training is utilized to develop the skills of the participants. SolutionPoint+ uses a community-based training model that is law enforcement led and community supported. We bring in local resources and stakeholders to foster community relationships. There is tremendous value in first responders knowing what resources are available in their communities. The premise of this course is to promote behavior change through human connection.

Cancellation Policy

It is our goal to provide trainings as scheduled. If a training is cancelled for any reason the region will attempt to email registered participants as well as post the change on the trainings page of the region website.

The region is committed to providing quality training experiences. When a registered participant does not attend it often prevents another participant from having the opportunity. Please call us at 712-328- 5645 by 12:00 pm the day prior to the training if needed to cancel a registration. If the training is on a Monday please contact us by 12 pm on Friday. If the aforementioned notice is not given you will be charged a minimum of $25.00 (this includes trainings with no registration fee).

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