We have two new volunteers, Chuck and Janis Eldridge, who have volunteered to be our CIT Coordinators.
Crisis Intervention Team teaches first responders how to de-escalate potential criminal situations when involving a person with a mental illness or substance use disorder. The order of business is treatment, not jail.
During this week long training, a family/peer panel is held. The panel allows the first responders to ask questions of the peer or loved one. You can tell your story, from dark days to recovery. Or your experiences with police. We are allowed to inform them of the importance of NAMI Wilmington and to our area.
We’re excited to have Chuck and Janis take over this important function. Look for more information on these pages.