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CISDs help responders deal with on-the-job trauma; recent cases put peer support group counseling confidentiality in doubt
Understaffed, overworked first responders need robust wellness programs to combat stress
As a police officer, you need a personal support network to help you deal with trauma; your spouse and friends are a good place to start
Mike Lawson leads the charge in bolstering officer support, outlining initiatives for peer support, resilience groups, wellness hours and mental health check-ins
Exploring proactive strategies for mental health and wellness within the law enforcement community with Chief Dave Norris and Chaplain Jared Altic
Simple gestures, like checking in after difficult calls or noticing changes in behavior, can make a significant difference
A unique chaplaincy partnership reveals the similar storms police and EMS professionals weather
“The impacts of post-traumatic stress are well documented and can have an immeasurable toll on emergency responders,” said Governor Maura Healey
A grant allowed the Cordico wellness app to be available to officers, deputies, corrections officers and dispatchers
Make mental health a priority to strengthen your personnel’s resilience
It threatens lives and inhibits performance – here’s what to do about it
Peer support can decrease the unnecessary suffering of coworkers and give the peer supporter a greater sense of purpose
Do those in public safety do a good job of taking advantage of what’s available to help them in their times of need?
While there are differing peer support and CISD models, there are recognized best practices you should consider
“When you are dealing with things like a mass casualty with children, it is going to penetrate your armor.”
When developing a peer support program, public safety agencies must consider the program from all angles and answer key questions
It’s not just about eating right and exercise; the wellness team also focuses on the mind-body-soul connection
In this Q&A, we examine the opportunities peer support presents agencies, as well as best practices. There are pointers for existing teams and tips for setting one up from the ground level.
The average patrol officer has the most potential to shape and influence how our profession is perceived by the public
How peer support helped an officer through trying times
As a leader, you are creating a partnership with your people, for your people, for their health and wellness
Peer intervention training from Axon teaches officers ways to approach a fellow officer about troublesome behavior
Like any special ops team, a law enforcement peer support team has a mission to fulfill
Does your department keep a list of possible projects for grant-funding opportunities?
With law enforcement blamed for society’s ills and the future of policing uncertain, officers face new traumas and total exhaustion
Peer support can act as one facet of treatment alongside professional counseling, group therapy or medical treatment