MHO 24 hour
November 6, 2023 - November 8, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Peace Officers
Capital Area Council of Governments - Cedar Training Room
Venue Phone: 512-916-6000
Venue Website: https://www.capcog.org/Venue Address:
Enter the classroom through the CAPCOG training entrance. This entrance is located under the metal awning near the main parking lot.
Walk down the long hallway to the room. Signs will be posted to help with direction.
Event Phone: 5129166160
The purpose of this course is to educate law enforcement officers about issues pertaining to serving as a mental health officer.
The course covers the legal aspects of mental health commitments, liability issues, mental disorders, and mental disabilities. In addition, it deals with a variety of developmental disabilities including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and hearing impairments. Other areas covered include:
- indicators of mental illness;
- understanding mental illness;
- documenting the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system; and
- intervention strategies for dealing with both low and high-risk situations.
This course will serve as part of the standards necessary for certification as a mental health officer by TCOLE.
TCOLE Training Hours: 24
Attendees must bring their PID # to receive TCOLE credit for courses affiliated with CAPCOG. To promote a professional environment, CAPCOG requires proper business casual attire. T-shirts, shorts, capri pants, and flip-flops are prohibited. No meals provided with training.