Class Title: Stress First Aid and Emotional Survival
Target Audience: All Law Enforcement, Crisis Workers, DA’s
Sponsoring Agency: OPOA, Monmouth Police Department
Date: April 21, 2017
Cost: $65 for OPOA members; $85 for non-members (your tuition provides for a one-year membership to OPOA)
Facility Name & Address: Polk County Fire District No. 1
1800 Monmouth St.
Independence, OR 97351
Instructors: Marion County Deputy Cliff Self and Marion County Detective Matt Hagan
Registration Process & Contact Info: Register on-line at HYPERLINK "http://www.opoa.info" www.opoa.info or http://opoa.info/Upcoming-Trainings.
Class Questions Contact Info: Kelli Carpenter, 503-999-5438 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIEF Overview: The need for one-on-one, or group interventions after dealing with traumatic events is important to keep first responders physically and mentally healthy. The mental fatigue of these investigations can no longer be swept under the rug, but must be dealt with in order to prevent career ending mistakes, divorce and suicides. Studies have shown that those who are reluctant to seek psychological help are often willing to discuss issues with peer support teams.
This class will cover the dynamics of dealing with traumatic incidents/investigations, and how to mentally/emotionally survive the aftermath. This will be presented by two experienced law enforcement officers; however the topic is timely and relevant for anyone involved in traumatic investigations. This is an important class, but these two experienced instructors will keep the class engaged, and laughing.
Attire: Business Casual
Supplies/Equipment Needed: Note taking supplies.