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Emotionally Disturbed Persons

Law enforcement are called to handle a myriad of mental health calls every day. This topic examines and explains the nature of people with social, mental, or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects, many of whom are close to suicide.

Course Name Course Description Length
Emotional and Psychological Disorders 1 The lessons in this training block are: Reality Training: Dying Dog Scenario, Reality Training: Elderly Woman with a Knife, Reality Training: Swamp Baby, Identifying and Dealing with Excited Delirium, Managing calls involving Emotionally Disturbed Persons 1h
Emotional and Psychological Disorders 2 The following training block includes lessons on: Dealing with Persons in the Autism Spectrum (Susan Hamre), Reality Training: Kentucky Mental Patient, Non-escalation vs De-escalation Verbal Tactics, Living with an Autistic Child, Responding to Mental Illness with Compassion, Mental Illness: The Challenges of Staying on Medication 1h
Helping Better Serve People in the ASD In this video, Susan Hamre recalls a conversation with a woman giving thanks to law enforcement for focusing more on how to better serve those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Susan tells the woman’ss story and its significance in continuing to address ASD within law enforcement. 10m
Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and results in progressive cognitive and behavioral impairment. The number of people with Alzheimer’s continues to increase due to an aging population. One in 10 people over the age of 65 and nearly half over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. This makes the chance that law enforcement will encounter an Alzheimer’s patient much more likely. Due to disease progression, wandering is a significant concern in the AD population. Proper training and knowledge will encourage successful interactions and outcomes. 1h
Responding to Mental Illness with Compassion In this video, Pat Doyle, discusses how officers can compassionately respond to subjects with mental illnesses. Officers frequently encounter people suffering from mental illness, so it is important for them to gain proper training in how to effectively and compassionately deal with this segment of the population. 10m
Responding to People with Mental Illness As a police officer, you are aware that dealing with mentally ill individuals is becoming an everyday occurrence. If there is a lack of funding in your area, there will be an increase in the number of persons living in your community with little to no access to adequate mental health care. To fully understand how mental illness impacts the individual and the community as a whole, we need to look both at our current situation as well as historical factors. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of the most commonly seen mental disorders will increase your knowledge base, provide you with an understanding of the challenges those with mental illness face, and allow you to actively address the needs of your community. Through this knowledge and understanding, you will gain the confidence to implement safer interactions for yourself and for those suffering from mental illness. 2h
Subject Precipitated Homicide This one-hour Subject Precipitated Homicide online course provides the necessary training in addressing your role as law enforcement and the need to understand what exactly suicide by cop is to develop strategies to effectively deal with it. 1h
Suicide by Cop This one-hour Suicide by Cop online course provides the necessary training in addressing your role as law enforcement and the need to understand what exactly suicide by cop is to develop strategies to effectively deal with it. 1h
Understanding and Responding to Excited Delirium Calls Whether the mental upset is the result of a chemical intake, emotional despair, mental illness, or cognitive challenges, excited delirium calls often place officers at continuous risk by the unknown that each of these categories presents. Knowing how to deal with a volatile situation, such as excited delirium, reduces the risk associated with the incident for the officer as well as for the subject. With the overarching mission statement of to protect and serve; we must continue to find tactically correct methods for dealing with observed irrational behavior. 1h