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2020-09-14, LERPS, Bloomington, IN
2020-09-14, LERPS, Bloomington, IN
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Law Enforcement/First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support – Bloomington, IN

Bloomington Police Department and Indiana HIDTA

DATES/TIMES: September 14-18 2020, 8 AM to 5 PM

LOCATION: Public Safety Training Center, 3230 S Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401



Registration Questions:
Troy King

Curriculum/Prerequisite Questions:
Tanya Schmell

Regarding the Training Site:
Pam Gladish

Recommended lodging:
Home2 Suites by Hilton
1410 North Walnut Street, Bloomington, Indiana
Ask for the government rate

Course Description:

LERPS: Law Enforcement and First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support Course – 40 hours

The First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support Training Course is a practical course of instruction designed to prepare first responder peer supporters with the ability to conduct individual psychological debriefings, provide peer support, make appropriate professional intervention referrals for peers and their family members, as needed, and connect these approaches to the enhancement of human resiliency.

This unique course provides the newly assigned peer supporter with an understanding of first responder stress, physiological aspects of stress, an overview of mental health issues, factors in first responder suicide, effective communication, and drug and alcohol use and abuse.

Students will learn how to conduct individual psychological debriefings, as well as initiate and manage peer support programs. Special emphasis on the stress of law enforcement undercover operations, assignment to high-risk or specialized teams, exposure to first responder critical incidents, and the effects of a depressed economy will be addressed. A dynamic group study and presentation is required for successful completion of the course.


Introduction to Peer Support and Resiliency
Principles of First Responder Stress
Overview of Mental/Emotional Health as it relates to First Responder Stress
Physiological Aspects of First Responder Stress
Suicide Awareness
Effective Communication for Peer Support
Understanding Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Coping with Stress
Mental Illness & Health
Conducting Psychological Debriefings
Building Resilience
Peer Support Program Management
Peer Support for the Family