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CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. To learn more about CIT Training, the NAMI CIT Training page and the CIT International website are excellent resources.
Paton’s multi-step training workshop is based on his own experience with Type 1 Bipolar Disorder and the law. The workshop trains law enforcement and others about CIT Pause tactics while also educating about mental illness from a consumer’s perspective. The N.I.C.E Workshop specializes on how to deescalate situations involving people with mental illness, by providing real-life examples, role play, videos, and audio recordings of Paton’s own episodes and personal experience with law enforcement. This workshop is perfect for first responders, law enforcement and safety teams.
Paton has developed a successful recovery system over many years. He emphasizes the holistic approach of integrating peer support, therapy, medication, diet, advocacy, and spiritual processes that are paramount to finding peace and recovery in the midst of turmoil.
Paton is organic and reactive during his workshop presentations and will tailor each to fit the needs of an organization. Additionally, Paton has often combined his workshops together or is able to add scenario role play with the audience.