During encounters with students, officers will effectively engage and assist students in crisis, in accordance with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Crisis Intervention Training Curriculum.

  • Describe how the teen brain works.

  • Recognize disabilities in adolescents and youth.

  • Review legal aspects of mental health

  • Identify emotional and behavioral disorders in youth.

  • Describe trauma and the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

  • Outline effective strategies when communicating with youth.