#ResponderReadiness Workshop Series -Marion, IL
August 8 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pmFree
The #ResponderReadiness Workshop Series
The 3-Day #ResponderReadiness Workshop Series brings together three of First H.E.L.P.’s Readiness Training Workshops to train an entire community of First Responders. The program consists of two Responder Readiness Workshops where First Responders participate in dynamic and highly engaging training on matters of Performance, Persistence, and Prevention. The workshop is an exploration of how trauma and stress impact our lives and careers and what we can do about it. Participants will leave prepared to confront their own stressors, engage peers in an #IWillListen Conversation using the Results Oriented Communication Model, and have a set of five resilience skills they can practice on and off the job. The supervisor class builds on these lessons and dives into policies, family readiness, and leveraging brief encounters with employees to improve agency wellness. Mental Health Providers are invited to the Provider Readiness program to explore ways of effectively partnering agencies and serving with First Responders in their communities. On the final day of the series we offer a #ResponderReadiness Train-the-Trainer program to empower local supervisors and agency trainers to return to their departments prepared to share what they’ve learned.
Marion, IL – 3-Day Responder Readiness by Michael Marotta
Responder Readiness (Monday 0800-1200)
Each #ResponderReadiness Workshop is 4-hours. There are two workshops during this event and participants can choose between the two. Performance, Persistence, and Prevention. Participants should expect to leave this 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. This workshop is open to corrections officers, firefighters, EMS providers, police officers, and dispatchers. Agency civilian staff may also attend if space is available.
Supervisor Readiness (Monday 1300-1700)
Supervisor Readiness (4-Hours): People, Policy, and Prevention. This workshop will explain why the mental and physical health of agency personnel should be a high priority for all agencies. We address development of resources and discuss policy considerations. We end this workshop with practical tips for including wellness practices into everyday operations. This workshop is open to anyone who supervises first responders from field training officers to chiefs and city managers.
Provider Readiness (Tuesday 0800-1200)
Professionals, Partnership, and Prevention. This workshop offers an introduction to First Responder culture and provides specific examples of events that commonly impact their lives. Participants should expect to leave with actions steps to partnering with organization and treating their members. This workshop is open to care providers such as Mental Health Practitioners, General Practitioners, Chaplains. Agency Peer Support Specialists are also highly encouraged to attend.
Responder Readiness (Tuesday 1300-1700)
Responder Readiness (4-Hours): Performance, Persistence, and Prevention. Participants should expect to leave this 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. This workshop is open to corrections officers, firefighters, EMS providers, police officers, and dispatchers. Agency civilian staff may also attend if space is available.
Train the Trainer (Wednesday 0800-1700)
Train the Trainer (8-Hours): This course prepares trainers and supervisors to deliver the First H.E.L.P. Responder Readiness Workshop for members of their agency. Participants should expect to leave the workshop prepared to deliver all three modules of the Responder Readiness Workshop: Performance, Persistence, and Prevention. 4-Hour
Responder Readiness workshop is a pre-requisite.