On Tuesday April 4th, Gosnold’s Director of Community Outreach, Kevin Rosario, attended the NAMI CIT training at the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, MA.
Kevin’s presentation focused on the disease models of addiction and compassionate approaches with patients suffering from substance use disorder in the community.
The lack of mental health crisis services across the U.S. has resulted in law enforcement officers serving as first responders to most crises. A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is an innovative, community-based approach to improve the outcomes of these encounters.
In over 2,700 communities nationwide, CIT programs create connections between law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency services and individuals with mental illness and their families. Through collaborative community partnerships and intensive training, CIT improves communication, identifies mental health resources for those in crisis and ensures officer and community safety.
Gosnold is honored to participate in this training every year to bring awareness to substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment options that we offer the community.