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Policing the Teen Brain™ (PTB) is a training program that provides officers with the information and skills they need to effectively interact with youth. The 2-4 day training translates cutting edge psychiatric practice and neurological research into practical skills for officers to improve, facilitate and help de-escalate interactions with children and youth. These trainings are targeted for patrol officers as well as specialized units, such as school resource officers.
Strategies for Youth offers several versions of the Policing the Teen Brain training:
Each training is developed with police officers and involves community-based youth-serving organizations, and local youth who are paid to participate in role-plays. Methods of instruction include interactive discussions with adolescent development experts and psychiatrists, films, and involvement of community youth.
Learn More: PTB Principles of Training
Each Training Includes:
Download The Policing the Teen Brain Process to learn more.
SFY training supports officers:
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