Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Understanding and Interacting with People with IntellectualDisabilities: A Guide for Law Enforcement - Multiple Locations -Multiple Dates

 This training is for active law enforcement personnel. Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities as well as mental illness have characteristics that result in puzzling and easily misunderstood behaviors that pose myriad difficulties for the criminal justice system. Join us for a 6-hour Workshop designed to provide the participant with skills to interact with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Participants will learn effective techniques to identify and interact with individuals with intellectual limitations to achieve desired outcomes and acquire skills for questioning and de-escalating agitated individuals with intellectual disabilities. Upon completion of this training, you will: Utilize techniques to assist in identifying individuals with intellectual disabilities; Understand the major characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities and how those characteristics result in challenges to personnel throughout the criminal justice system; Learn skills to effectively interact with and/or detain individuals with intellectual disabilities; Recognize typical responses of individuals with intellectual disabilities and how such responses can be easily misinterpreted; Learn effective methods of interacting with people with intellectual disabilities who are victims of crime; Understand unique characteristics of autism and effective techniques for interacting with individuals on the autism spectrum. When/Where: May 14, 2012 Crowne Plaza Billings, Conference Room 5 27 North 27th StreetBillings MT 59101 May 17, 2012 Frances Mahon Deaconess HospitalLarge Cooference Room621 St. SouthGlasgow, MT 59230 May 18, 2012 Best Western Great Northern Hotel1345 lst StreetHavre, MT 59501 Sept. 10, 2012 Business Development Center305 W. Mercury, 2nd FloorButte, Montana 59701 Sept. 11, 2012 Montana Club, 6th Floor Ballroom24 W. 6th AvenueHelena, MT 59601 Sept. 12, 2012 Salish Kootenai College Theatre58138 Highway 93Pablo, MT 59855 Sept. 14, 2012 Cascade County Regional Jail3800 Ulm N. Frontage RoadGreat Falls, MT 59404
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