When law enforcement officers use CIT techniques, they increase their likelihood of properly reading and responding to verbal and non-verbal indicators. Understanding those behavioral cues is especially vital to officers when dealing with a person experiencing a mental health crisis.
MILO’s immersive crisis intervention simulation solutions provide a safe place to practice what is taught in the CIT program that prioritizes effective mental health interaction and response. Trainees can build and hone their de-escalation and communication skills while responding with compassion and respect.
Our Crisis intervention training solutions offer a collection of sensory-rich training scenarios that are optimized to elicit real and vivid emotive responses in your trainees. Your instructors then harness these responses to guide your teams toward creating the outcomes that best reflect your community values and departmental standards.
MILO’s branching scenarios are flexible, allowing the instructor to escalate, de-escalate, and reproduce the situation. Police officers and social workers can work through the same CIT scenario repeatedly, honing their emotional intelligence and soft skills in dealing with those in crisis.
MILO simulation-based mental health scenarios are designed and filmed in consultation with active law enforcement, mental health experts, and clinicians. They feature diverse actors and situations, reflecting the realities of your communities.
Benefits of Simulation-Based Crisis Intervention Training
Cost-Effective: Simulation-based training reduces costs by eliminating the need for real-life role players, reducing overtime expenses, and eliminating venue and travel expenses for training.
Safe Training Environment: The MILO training environment fosters a growth mindset by offering a psychologically safe space for participants to ask questions, make mistakes, and refine their approaches.
Continual Skill Development: MILO simulation helps students continuously practice and refine decision-making, de-escalation, and communication skills for real-world crises.