Advanced CIT Trainings

The Virginia CIT Coalition is pleased to offer a series of Advanced CIT Trainings throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia in the spring of 2019. Robin Dreeke, a retired behavioral analyst, will conduct a series of 4-hour trainings on effective communication and rapport building. Sgt. (Ret.) Chris Scallon, Norfolk Police Department, will lead a series of 8-hour trainings on vicarious trauma and officer wellness. The trainings are sponsored by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Partial in-service credit from DCJS will be provided for law enforcement attendees. Refer to the description  and registration link for each training below.

ROBIN DREEKE – The Code of Trust: Building Trust in all Situations
Robin Dreeke, author of Code of Trust, is a 1992 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and is a former U.S. Marine Corps Officer. For the past twenty years, Robin has been a leader within the Federal Bureau of Investigations, serving as the head of the elite Behavioral Analysis Program of the Bureau’s Counterintelligence Division. Robin was the lead instructor at the FBI’s Counterintelligence Training Center and is also an adjunct instructor for the FBI National Academy. Attendees will learn strategies for effective communication and rapport building.

April 17 8:00AM – 12:00PM – Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Harrisonburg, VA
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April 17 1:00PM – 5:00PM – Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Harrisonburg, VA
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May 29 8:00AM – 12:00PM – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg, VA
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May 29 1:00PM – 5:00PM – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg, VA
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May 30 8:00AM – 12:00PM – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA
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May 30 1:00PM – 5:00PM – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA
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June 3 8:00AM – 12:00PM – Henrico County Training Center, Henrico, VA
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June 3 1:00PM – 5:00PM – Henrico County Training Center, Henrico, VA
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June 7 8:00AM – 12:00PM – Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
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June 7 1:00PM – 5:00PM – Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
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June 10 8:00AM – 12:00PM – Lee Center, Alexandria, VA
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June 10 1:00PM – 5:00PM – Lee CenterAlexandria, VA
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SGT. (RET.) CHRISTOPHER SCALLON – Vicarious Trauma & Emotional Survival for Public Safety Professionals

Sgt. (Ret.) Christopher Scallon, MPsy, CCISM, retired as a 24-year veteran of the Norfolk Police Department, holds a Masters in Psychology, B.S. in Criminal Justice, and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management from the University of Maryland BC Emergency Health Services. Chris was directly involved in multiple traumatic incidents as a firefighter, a U.S. Navy veteran and a police officer, in addition to multiple deadly force encounters during his tenure as a police officer, both directly and indirectly. He has first-hand experience with the primary, secondary, and tertiary, effects of trauma related to personal and professional relationships. Chris is a member of the Virginia Law Enforcement Assistance Program and operates Survival Mindset Consulting. Attendees will learn about trauma, vicarious trauma and the importance of wellness and resilience in public safety professions.

April 23 8:00AM – 5:00PM – Henrico Theater, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., Highland Springs, VA
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April 24 8:00AM – 5:00PM – Henrico Theater, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., Highland Springs, VA
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May 1 8:00AM – 5:00PM – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg, VA
Regrettably, this training has been postponed. We are working to identify an alternate date.

May 2 8:00AM – 5:00PM – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA
Regrettably, this training has been postponed. We are working to identify an alternate date.

May 28 8:00 – 5:00PM – Fairfax, VA
Registration Forthcoming

May 29 8:00 – 5:00PM – Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA
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June 12 8:00 – 5:00PM – Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, Harrisonburg, VA
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June 14 8:00AM – 5:00PM – Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
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