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CIT Police Training
Transcript of CIT Police Training
What is a Disability?
Less Likely to report a crime
easily taken advantage of...
Use short sentences and simplify
Ask questions in different ways
Talk and listen to the person to get a sense of their disability
Don't make assumptions
Understanding the Individual
Division of Services for People Disabilities (DSPD)
Systems of Care
Clear Counseling & Consulting
More Likely to trust others
Brandon Condie, BCBA, LPC
Discover a better way to move forward
Understanding and Engaging Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities in Crisis
Direct Support Staff
Promotes opportunities and provide support for persons with disabilities. Oversee home and community-based services for people who have disabilities. Support includes community living, day services, supported employment services, and support for people with disabilities and their families.
Role: Private officials contracted with the State, who oversee and support individuals through collaborating with day and residential providers in order to assure growth, independence, dignity and respect.
Role: Provide opportunities for increased independence through vocational and work related activities for individuals with disabilities.
Role: Provide and/or support the individual in home, and other sustaining supports for the persons living arrangement, financial needs, recreational desires and other life events.
Role: Watch, organize, and maintain house and individuals needs, follow through individuals plans for independence and growth. Accountable to the providers administration (e.g., associate director).
Role: Oversee, supervise and assure the safety of individuals with developmental disabilities, and provide support for needs that the individual may not be able to provide for themselves.
A disability is characterized by significant limitation in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practicial skills. The disability originates before the age of 18
Types of Brain Injury
Any injury to the
brain that occurs
after birth as a result
of: physical force,
tumors, stokes, violent
acts, infecteous disease.
Any brain injury
from external force:
gunshot wound, falls,
physical abuse, sports
Significant deficits or difficulties with inhibition and thought process (e.g., itellectual disabilties, brain injuries, fetal alcohol syndrome)
Physical Disability w. or w/o Intellectual Disability
W. Down Syndrome
W/O: Muscular Dystrophy
W. or W/O
Cerebral Palsy & Autism
History of Behavior
Many of individuals with developmental
Disabilties come from poor home enviornments, abuse, neglect and inappropriate modeling.
Most of the individuals are in there own form
of crisis when you become involved, although
you may not outwarding see it.
Many developmentally disabled individuals
are dealing with neurological deficits and abnormalities (e.g., ASD). Sometimes stress reactions are beyond their control.
Biology of Behavior
When you are faced with a crisis, trauma, or
how do you feel?
Shortness of Breath
2 Key Biological Reactions
Sympathetic Nervous System
For any individual, this is a normal bio-physiological reaction to threat, fear stress or anxiety. It is no different for someone with a developmental disability. This difference lies in the ability to cope
with the stressor.
Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse, & Neglect
Increase difficulty in their ability to cope with stress, anxiety, anger due nuerological development.
for some may have abnormalities in development causing problems with pain receptors (e.g., Prader-Willie Syndrome)
Many behaviors have resulted in the individuals gaining a desired outcome, learned from previous environments. This is not always a sign of rebellion, or defiance.
In many cases verbal and physical aggression are a means of escape and are not personally directed at you. many do not recognize the person in front of them
When calm the individuals comprehensions levels are high and will understand
the majority of what you are saying.
Considered an easy target and scapegoat
Sensitive to others outward reaction to their disability
Basic knowledge of disabilties
Delayed verbal response
Obvious physical indicators
Low level of eyes contact
Expressive Language, impulse control, emotional regulation
Memory of new information
Balance, coordination, advanced motor skills
Behavior Traits to Consider
Easily influnced and eager to please
Can become frustrated easily
Difficulty following instructions
Difficulty assessing situations
Impulsive, low inhibitions
Difficulty with new or stressful circumstances
All or some of these traits may be interpreted as the person acting non-compliant, when it could be a manifestation of a disability
History of Abuse: