The NCYOJ develops and supports a national network of trainers to support professionals working with adolescents experiencing behavioral health and traumatic stress conditions in juvenile justice, school and community settings.
Each network offers a certification process, ongoing mentorship from national experts, access to annually updated curricula and resources, and continuing education opportunities for certified trainers.
Leading mental health and justice-systems experts facilitate our interactive training courses, emphasizing the skills and knowledge that build trainer confidence with the curricula.
The AMHT helps school resource officers and educators develop the critical skills and capacity for appropriately responding to behavior issues typically observed among adolescents experiencing behavioral health conditions.
The AMHT curriculum is licensed for sole usage to the National Association of School Resources Officers. For more information on upcoming trainings, locations, and costs, please visit NASRO's website.
CIT-Y is a community-based strategy for improving interactions between law enforcement and youth experiencing behavioral health crises.
Standard CIT training focuses primarily on response techniques for adults. While there are some general similarities between adults and youth, there are important and unique distinctions that require specialized knowledge and training. CIT-Y trains law enforcement officers on response techniques that are appropriate for youth.
The Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice (MHT-JJ) – developed by and for juvenile probation, detention, and corrections staff – increases staff capacity to better work with adolescents experiencing behavioral health conditions.
As the MHT-JJ curriculum requires specialized knowledge regarding juvenile justice systems and clinical training, NCYOJ encourages prospective attendees to apply in pairings that include a juvenile justice professional and a clinician.