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LERPS NM$250.00New Mexico LERPS

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Cost: $250
Location: NM Law Enforcement Academy 4491 Cerrillos Rd Santa Fe, NM 87507, Classroom
Dates: February 18 – 22, 2019

Many members of law enforcement and other emergency services cope with the stress that arises from their career. It is natural to turn to your peers. In this course, you will learn how to serve as a peer counselor, conduct individual psychological debriefings, make appropriate referrals for peers and their family members to enhance human resiliency.

Special emphasis is given on how to recognize the emotional, physiological aspects of stress and its effects on agency personnel. You will gain an understanding of a variety of mental health issues as well as factors involved in police suicide and drug and alcohol abuse.

You will learn the elements of effective communication and how to apply active listening skills. We’ll also teach you how to conduct a variety of critical incident and psychological debriefings as well as how to set-up and manage peer support programs.

Topics Include:
Introduction to Peer Support
Principles of Police Stress
Mental Emotional Health
Physiological Aspects of Stress
Police Suicide
Effective Communication
Drugs and Alcohol Abuse
Coping with Stress
Mental Illness/Health
Conducting Debriefings
Building Resiliency
Program Management
Peer Support for the Family

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