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. For a view into our training rooms, watch a brief video from a Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice Train-the-Trainers course.
If you are interested in partnering with us to host a CIT-Y or MHT-JJ Train-the-Trainer, please fill out our host site application.
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 law enforcement-based, crisis-response and diversion strategy in which specially-trained law enforcement officers respond to calls involving adolescents experiencing behavioral health crises.
Standard CIT training provides information on mental illness, how it affects people in crisis, and how best to respond to crisis situations. While there are some general similarities between adults and youth, there are important and unique distinctions that require specialized knowledge.
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.