Supervisor Readiness

People, Policy, and Prevention

Course Description

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. 


Objective 1:  Differentiate between two types of stress and recognize the effects of stress on physical and mental performance.  


Objective 2:  Develop agency policy on the mental health of employees. 


Objective 3: Discuss family readiness networks. 

Objective 4: Discuss the Selection, Training, and Development of Peer Support Specialists. 

Objective 5: Identify at least five resources that first responders in your organization can turn to for help