Call for papers: Submission Deadline: March 16, 2019

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General Information

CIT International welcomes a Call for Presentations for the 2019 CIT International Conference to be held in Seattle, WA, August 26-28, 2019.   Conference participants include law enforcement personnel, corrections personnel, behavioral health professionals, persons living with behavioral health disorders, family members, advocates, judges / court personnel, public defenders / prosecutors and policy makers.  Submissions will be reviewed and selected by the Conference Workshop Committee.  Presentations may address multiple topic areas regarding criminal justice / behavioral health systems and issues.

Presentation Should Focus on the Crisis Intervention Team Program

Topics may include program development, implementation, evaluation, research, and sustainability issues; innovative CIT and community collaborations for adult, adolescent, and children populations; crisis system development and enhancements; trauma, recovery, and resiliency; and jail / prison diversion for persons living with mental health concerns and their families.

Submission Guidelines

  • Length of Workshop: 60 minute or 90 minute presentation by one speaker or a panel of no more than four individuals. Video documentaries or independent film projects that are used for public relations and/or for training in CIT programs may be presented as a workshop. Film submissions should include time for an introduction and a facilitator led discussion.
  • Workshop Title: Interesting title that identifies the primary focus of the workshop and catches the interest of the participants.
  • Workshop Description: A clear, concise description of the workshop as it will appear in the program.
  • Learning Objectives: Describe at least three measurable skills, knowledge, and/or new capacities the participant will gain as a result of the workshop.
  • Presenter Bios: Provide name, title, organization, address, email, and phone number for each presenter. Include a presenter bio.

Selection Process

CIT International is looking for a diverse group of presentations spanning multiple topics in support of Crisis Intervention Team Programs based on the Memphis Model and the Core Elements of that model. Our attendees want to leave the conference with new ideas that have real world applicability and/or demonstrated results. Presentation topics will be selected that best illustrate these characteristics and are interactive with the audience and draw audience appeal. Deadline for submission of a presentation is March 16, 2019. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by April 30, 2019.