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2020-06-15, LERPS, Kokomo, IN
2020-06-15 LERPS Kokomo, IN
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Law Enforcement/First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support – Kokomo, IN

Kokomo Police Department and Indiana HIDTA

DATES/TIMES: June 15-19, 2020, 8 AM to 5 PM

LOCATION: Kokomo Police Department, 100 S. Union Street, Kokomo, IN, 46901



Registration Questions:
Troy King

Curriculum/Prerequisite Questions:
Tanya Schmell

Regarding the Training Site:
Officer James Nielson

Recommended lodging:
Hampton Inn & Suites – Kokomo
2920 South Reed Road, Kokomo, IN 46902
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