Trauma, Substance Abuse, and the First Responder Professional
Life as a first responder is often filled with traumatic experiences. We see things, on a regular basis, which the average citizen will never experience.
This program is designed to provide an overview of the causes and effect of single incident and cumulative traumatic events on the first responder professional. It will highlight signs and symptoms traumatized individuals typically display.
The program will also provide attendees with an in-depth look at how and why alcohol and other substances are often used by first responders as the default method of dealing with both traumatic events and the daily stressors of life. One goal of this presentation is to raise awareness around trauma and substance abuse.
Finally, presenters will cover the evidence-based treatment options available to help First Responder Professionals deal with these issues in a positive and healthy manner.
The Negative Impact of the Law Enforcement Culture
A culture exist within law enforcement that is unique from that of any other profession.
This program identifies, defines, and discusses the culture of law enforcement professionals. It will highlight the common cultural norms that exist in law enforcement, as well as examine how, over time, being a police officer, changes an individual.
The program will provide attendees with a comprehensive analysis of how being good at their job, and assimilating to the cultural norms of law enforcement, can result in negative consequences in their personal life.
Additionally, the program looks at the coping methods, both healthy and harmful, law enforcement officers employ to manage the stress, anxiety, and trauma in their work and personal life.
A Practical Approach to Suicide Prevention
Police Suicide is a taboo subject, often ignored by the men and women in law enforcement. It is a daunting task to identify and prevent approximately 140 suicides, per year, in a force of almost a million police officers.
This Program provides a common sense look at this serious issue. We will discusses practical and realistic approaches to ensuring the psychological and emotional well-being of our law enforcement community.
The program provides insight into both the protective and risk factors found in law enforcement, and focuses on identifying and managing such factors.
Finally, the program discusses the overall benefits, which include; decreases in Lawsuits & Complaints, Sick Leave, Job Injuries, and Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, of an integrated wellness (physical & emotional) program approach.
Work-Related Injuries & the Dangers of Prescription Pain Medication
We have all heard of the Opioid Epidemic our nation is facing. It has impacted all communities of the United States, regardless of race, gender, religion, or socioeconomic status.
The First Responder Community is no exception. This training will take a look at the increasing number of police, fire, corrections, ems, and military personnel who begin taking prescription pain medication, often as a result of a work-related injury, and end up physically and psychologically addicted.
Topics covered include: proper management of pain medication; alternatives to pain medication; the process of addiction; warning signs and symptoms; and interventions to help those who have developed physical and psychological dependence.
Eatontown, NJ 07724