For the fifth time, members of a local crisis intervention team (CIT) class have visited the Perry Wellness Center campus. A group from the Dougherty County Sheriff's Department recently enjoyed a tour of the campus, lunch, and a rousing game of team volleyball.
The CIT class included probation and parole officers as well as security officers from Albany State University. The group's visit was coordinated by Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Kendrick. Also in attendance was Vincent Hill, chaplain for the department.
Deputy Kendrick expressed his appreciation of the learning experience on our campus: "We enjoy our visits to Americus and Perry Wellness Center. If there are any doubts in planning for crisis intervention, this corner is a great learning environment for current and future law enforcement officials. We look forward to our next visit!"
Peers and staff at PWC find the experience beneficial as well. Information sharing and collaboration create new insights into the role of others who deal with mental health crisis situations. We all learn valuable new perspectives.