#ResponderReadiness Workshop Series – Severna Park, MD
October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pmFree
The 2-Day #ResponderReadiness Workshop Series brings together two of First H.E.L.P.’s Readiness Training Workshops to train an entire community of First Responders. The program consists of one 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 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.
Severna Park, MD – 2 Day Responder Readiness by First H.E.L.P.
#ResponderReadiness (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)
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 addresses development of resources and discuss policy considerations. We end this workshop with practical tips for including wellness practices into every day operations. This workshop is open to anyone who supervises first responders from field training officers to chiefs and city managers.
Train-the-Trainer (Tuesday 0800-1700)
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.