Project Description

This two-day Law Enforcement Resiliency and Peer Support Training Course is a practical course of instruction designed to prepare law enforcement and other emergency service personnel with the ability to recognize and manage stress and connect this approach to the enhancement of human resiliency.

The training will enhance personal well being and an understanding of traumatic stress, physiology aspects of stress, an overview of mental health issues and resiliency for first responders and medical personnel.  Topics on reduction of stress and resiliency, coping with stress and personal and peer support for families.

This unique course provides an understanding of police stress, physiological aspects of stress, an overview of mental health issues, and factors in police suicide. This dynamic 16-hour training includes class participation, group work, video instruction and personal experiences for learning to cope with stress

Course Goals/Objectives:

INTRODUCTION TO RESILIENCY AND PRINCIPLES OF First Responder STRESS

OVERVIEW OF MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH ISSUES RELATED TO First Responder STRESS

PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF STRESS

First Responder SUICIDE

COPING WITH STRESS

MENTAL ILLNESS/HEALTH

HUMAN RESILIENCY AND Well being of First Responders

PEER SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY