unit 6 discussion 1.docx - You will recall that in Chapter 5 of the James and Gilliland text the authors described a crisis intervention team(CIT

unit 6 discussion 1.docx - You will recall that in Chapter...

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You will recall that in Chapter 5 of the James and Gilliland text, the authors described a crisis intervention team (CIT) approach to dealing with crises of the mentally ill, many of whom are homeless or have entered unstable living situations since the Community Mental Health Act of 1963. The act brought changes that released many mentally ill people back into the community. Analyze the tools and resources that a CIT approach could offer in your own community if you were developing these resources. Analyze the benefits and potential obstacles of this approach if you were the ambassador to advocate locally for the concept. Crisis Intervention Teams were started in response to police officers needing more training to deal with the mentally ill. The Community Mental Health Act of 1963 has brought great attention to those who may be in chronic crisis (James & Gilliland, 2017). More individuals in the community need to be trained in the CIT approach to help those facing crisis. The CIT approach could offer effective tools and resources in my community. The model is not only about training
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