Past Trainings

St. Columb’s Park House

Derry, Northern Ireland

St. Columb’s Park House (SCPH) is a peace and reconciliation center in Derry, Northern Ireland. In June 2017, SCPH hosted a three-day CIT intensive training program for a group of twenty-five activists, peacebuilders, and community leaders with a focus on peace building and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland. This group has participated in a follow-up training and continues to meet for practice groups. Many of the participants are working towards completing their CIT Facilitator Certification.

The Good Works Institute

Hudson Valley, New York

The Good Works Institute (formerly was one of the first organizations to pilot the CIT program through their entrepreneurial education program in the Hudson Valley.

Lee Arrendale State Prison

Alto, Georgia

CIT has been taught multiple times at Lee Arrendale Women’s Prison, both through Life University’s Positive Human Development and Social Change (PHDSC) Associates of Arts degree program and the Certificate of Theological Studies Program. One of the incarcerated students has become a CIT Certified Facilitator. Many other students are in the process of CIT Facilitator Certification.

Raising Expectations

Atlanta, Georgia

Raising Expectation (RE) is an afterschool program for third through twelfth graders in the Westside neighborhoods of Atlanta. The RE staff is participating in a full CIT program and will be adapting several of the CIT skills to be taught in the classroom. Additionally, one RE staff member has been identified to become a CIT Certified Facilitator in order to lead the entire initiative at the organization.

Baken Jewish Mental Health Initiative

Atlanta, GA

Baken is a nonprofit organization bringing awareness to mental health issues in the Jewish community of Atlanta. In November 2017, Baken hosted an open “Taste of CIT” program for the Atlanta community at Or Hadash Synagogue. They offered a full CIT program in the spring of 2018.

Phillips State Prison

Buford, Georgia

In collaboration with Compassionate Atlanta, CCISE conducted a CIT course for men at the prison in Winter 2018.

Compassionate Cities

Atlanta, Georgia

In December 2017, CCISE conducted a three-day intensive CIT program for members of several Compassionate Cities organizations within the Charter for Compassion International.

The Center for Love and Light & Compassionate Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia

In June 2018, the Center for Love and Light and Compassionate Atlanta co-hosted a three-day intensive CIT training open to the general public.

General Training

Marietta, Georgia

In Spring 2018, CCISE conducted two CIT courses for the general public. One course was a two-hour weekly training for ten weeks. The other course was a three-day intensive format.