Training Force USA
   
and BROWARD COLLEGE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC SAFETY
  
Presents  
   
PSYCHOLOGICAL
FIRST AID 
for LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Reality of the Law Enforcement Profession.... 
Building Safety, Wellness and Resiliency through Education©
   
  November 8, 2017 - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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TOPIC:  
There are some things we can safely say will get worse before they get better. For Law Enforcement Professionals, this list includes things like political protests, media coverage of negative portrayals of police officers, smaller operating budgets, inadequate training and a lack of respect from some of the people we serve.  
 
Today's law enforcement officer is under more STRESS than ever before...On and Off the Job. From shift work and long hours to a critical incident...From the home-front to the battle lines on the street, Law Enforcement Officers are thrust into situations by duty and not by personal choice, under complicated circumstances not of their creation. This class was designed to encourage law enforcement personnel to reboot / reset and begin to take care of themselves and each other and to bridge the divide with the communities they serve. We must focus less on those who wants to tear us down and begin to focus on our own wellness, safety and resiliency.  
 
Let us go back to basics and review where we came from, where we are and begin to build up morale in the hearts and minds of the men and women who protect and serve. Officers must be inoculated with reality-based education on how to deal with stress, trauma, and the negative parts of the job beginning at the academy and continuing throughout the officer's career. We must provide the proper up-to-date reality-based training, tools, and skills needed to survive a career in law enforcement.
 
Subjects Covered:
  • A Look Back: Why Did You Pick Law Enforcement as a Career?
  • Where It Begins: Recruiting and Training
  • The Costs of The Job:                                                                                                                                                               Surviving - From the Home-Front to The Streets...Stress, Trauma, PTSD, Line of Duty Injury and Death
  • The Facts: More officers died from Police Suicide than In the Line of Duty.
  • Officer Safety Is Job One: Its Starts with a Will to Survive Mindset and De-escalation Skills
  • The Aftermath of a traumatic event: The Oklahoma City Bombing, 9/11, the Pulse Night Club Shooting
  • How Stress and Trauma Reaction can be associated with Unethical Behavior
  • A review of the options: CISD / ATSM, Peer Support, EMDR, Multi-Sensory Trauma Processing Therapy, Trauma Reduction Exercises, Breathing Techniques, Mindfulness Meditation, and Situational Awareness.
  • The Importance of Caring for Your Wellbeing: Physically and Mentally
  
INSTRUCTOR:  
 

Tom Gillan is Director of The P S U Crisis Management and Training Group, Inc. - Formerly known as The Central Florida Police Stress Unit - A Non- Profit Organization providing a confidential response, life coaching services and training for first responders. As a certified law enforcement trainer, Tom is an instructor with Training Force USA, the Regional Community Policing Institute, the Criminal Justice Department at Saint Leo University, The Florida Sheriff's Association, and the Florida Attorney General's Office. Mr. Gillan has received numerous awards and recognition for his work from The U. S. Department of Justice, The U. S. Attorney's Office, The FBI National Academy, The Florida Department of Corrections, and The 2012 Trainer of The Year Award from The Florida Network of Victim Witness Services.

 
  

TARGET AUDIENCE 
 
All members of the criminal justice community including law enforcement personnel supervisors and line staff, correctional personnel, 911 communication operators, and mental health professionals providing service to law enforcement personnel and their families.
    
 
 
LENGTH:            8 hour training
 
 
LOCATION 
  
Broward College Institute of Public Safety
3501 Davie Road, Building #22 (Central Campus)
Davie, Florida 33314
  
  
DATES & TIMES 
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp - and ends at 5:00 PM (Local Time)   
 

COST       $125.00 per person until October 15th (Early Bird Special)
 $199.00 per person beginning October 16th  
 
 
REGISTRATION       
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Cancellations and Substitutions:
  • Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment.
  • Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.

QUESTIONS:
  
CLAUDE A. PICHARD,  Phone: 850-251-1223