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Jail and Court Training

NAMI Ohio provides a one-day training course for jail and court personnel who regularly encounter individuals with mental illness.

Typical participants include: parole, probation, and corrections officers, as well as program coordinators, and school personnel who work with court involved youth.

Jail and Court Training

The Family-to-Family Education Program, created by Dr. Joyce Burland, a psychologist and family member,  is a 12-class course designed for families experiencing the effects of severe brain disorders, and focuses on three major psychiatric illnesses:  schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), and major depression.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify major mental illnesses and their typical characteristics
  • Techniques to manage individuals with mental illness
  • How to better prevent crisis situations, and handle them effectively if they occur
  • How to empathize with persons with psychiatric disabilities
  • How to dentify risk factors for suicide in correctional settings.
  • Additional opportunities to expand court-based jail diversion programs for individuals with mental illness.

For more information, contact Betsy Johnson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).