First responders balance calm and chaos, adding daily factors that may erode purpose. This course tackles stress’s physiological and psychological impact, tools for resilience, and optimizing performance. Led by an experienced responder, the 4-hour workshop fosters dialogue on their challenging lives, enabling attendees to grasp stress/trauma effects and build resilience.
Outcomes: 1) Describe stress and differentiate between two types. 2) Recognize the effects of stress on performance, 3) Initiate an #IWillListen / #IWillTalk conversation, 4) Identify at least five resources for officers in your agency, 5) Explore resilience and healthy habits, 6) Employ the #RANGEofResilience skills
Supervising first responders means guiding high-stress individuals in high-stakes fields. This course emphasizes agency personnel’s mental and physical well-being, resource development, and policy considerations. Led by a seasoned supervisor, the 4-hour workshop delves into responders’ challenging lives, equipping participants to comprehend stress/trauma impacts, build resilience, and initiate tough conversations.
Outcomes: 1) Identify the effects of Operational Stress and Trauma on First Responders and their families, 2) Identify the Five Elements of Well-Being Theory, 3) Identify Well-Being and Mental Health Resources, 4) Operationalize Well-Being through After Action Reviews.
Duration: 4 hours (each workshop)
Tuition: This course is free for all First Responders – (Dispatchers, Firefighters, Police, Corrections, EMS, Emergency Management Professionals, etc.)
Course Restrictions: All First Responders of all ranks are encouraged to attend the #ResponderReadiness workshop. Supervisors and other agency leaders (trainers, program managers, etc.) are encouraged to attend the #SupervisorReadiness Workshop.
In this workshop facilitated by an experienced first responder, participants will engage in meaningful conversations about the stressful and often traumatic life of a first responder. Participants should expect to leave the workshop with a better understanding of how stress and trauma affect first responder performance and be equipped with techniques to build resilience and initiate difficult conversations
Those who supervise first responders lead individuals in high stakes fields who are managing both cumulative and acute stressors. This course will explain why the mental and physical health of agency personnel should be a high priority for all agencies, addresses development of supporting resources and discusses policy considerations. Prerequisite: Participants must complete the First H.E.L.P. Responder Readiness Workshop prior to attending this training.