GRASSROOTS TO SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATION PRESENTED BY:  KERI FITZPATRICK, M.S.  and TERRI MABRITO Cultivating Children’s CIT
Seeding, Weeding and Feeding CIT Programs <ul><li>Plant the seed so that it may grow  </li></ul>
Seeding, Weeding and Feeding CIT Programs <ul><li>Defining Weeds </li></ul>
Seeding, Weeding and Feeding CIT Programs <ul><li>Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature. </li></ul><ul...
When priorities compete…
One Statewide Approach CIT for Youth
Applying the Seed, Weed and Feed Model <ul><li>New growth or building on what you have? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can help wit...
Colorado CIT for Youth <ul><li>Demonstrated and recognized need for training and response in the natural environment of yo...
A Local Grassroots Approach <ul><li>Bexar County/San Antonio, Texas </li></ul>CCIT for School Officers and Administrators ...
Bexar County Children’s Crisis Intervention Training   <ul><li>Recognized need for training and response in the school cam...
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  • More than one way to plan the seeds of an idea
  • The view can be daunting, have a plan
  • Note the blue bells/lupine Feeding takes action by the team and looking for partners
  • That which is tended to, grows. That which needs help, well, needs help. Seeds as a matter of fact.
  • Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute
  • Colorado Regional Community Policing Institute
  • Cultivating Children's CIT

    1. 1. GRASSROOTS TO SYSTEMS IMPLEMENTATION PRESENTED BY: KERI FITZPATRICK, M.S. and TERRI MABRITO Cultivating Children’s CIT
    2. 2. Seeding, Weeding and Feeding CIT Programs <ul><li>Plant the seed so that it may grow </li></ul>
    3. 3. Seeding, Weeding and Feeding CIT Programs <ul><li>Defining Weeds </li></ul>
    4. 4. Seeding, Weeding and Feeding CIT Programs <ul><li>Action is the product of the qualities inherent in nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Bhagavad Gita </li></ul>
    5. 5. When priorities compete…
    6. 6. One Statewide Approach CIT for Youth
    7. 7. Applying the Seed, Weed and Feed Model <ul><li>New growth or building on what you have? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can help with the seeding and weeding? </li></ul><ul><li>How will feeding happen, and by whom, when? </li></ul><ul><li>What to do with weeds – maybe they are a flower in disguise? </li></ul><ul><li>Branching out: new programs, new focus, new collaborations create a renewal cycle. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Colorado CIT for Youth <ul><li>Demonstrated and recognized need for training and response in the natural environment of youth </li></ul><ul><li>Purposely selected strengths-based, developmentally appropriate approach– CIT Plus—concept </li></ul><ul><li>Ran a pilot in 2005, first 30 officers and school personnel mixed course </li></ul><ul><li>2006 launched 2x yearly courses </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUSTAINABILITY CONSIDERATIONS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. A Local Grassroots Approach <ul><li>Bexar County/San Antonio, Texas </li></ul>CCIT for School Officers and Administrators CIT (adult focus) – local law enforcement begins 2003 CCIT 40 hour for School Officers 2008 <ul><li>Funding pursued. </li></ul><ul><li>TCLEOSE MHPO cert. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop partnership with local university. </li></ul>CCIT 24 hour for school administrators 2009
    10. 10. Bexar County Children’s Crisis Intervention Training <ul><li>Recognized need for training and response in the school campus environment of children and youth </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Adult CIT and Visited Colorado CIC </li></ul><ul><li>Piloted 40 hour course in 2008 with first 30 officers </li></ul><ul><li>2009 piloted 24 hour school administrator training </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons Learned </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUSTAINABILITY CONSIDERATIONS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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