Law Enforcement Resiliency and Peer Support
Monday, November 27 - Friday, December 1, 2023
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Bloomington Police Department Training Center
Directions: 3230 S Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47401
LAW ENFORCEMENT RESILIENCY AND PEER SUPPORT (LERPS)
(BASIC) – 40 Hours
The First Responder Resiliency and Peer Support Training Course is a practical course of instruction designed to prepare first responder peer supporters with the ability to conduct individual psychological debriefings, provide peer support, make appropriate professional intervention referrals for peers and their family members, as needed, and connect these approaches to the enhancement of human resiliency.
This unique course provides the newly assigned peer supporter with an understanding of first responder stress, physiological aspects of stress, an overview of mental health issues, factors in first responder suicide, effective communication, and drug and alcohol use and abuse.
Students will learn how to conduct individual psychological debriefings, as well as initiate and manage peer support programs. Special emphasis on the stress of law enforcement undercover operations, assignment to high-risk or specialized teams, exposure to first responder critical incidents, and the effects of a depressed economy will be addressed.
A dynamic group study and presentation is required for successful completion of the course.
- Introduction to Peer Support and Resiliency
- Principles of First Responder Stress
- Overview of Mental/Emotional Health as it relates to First Responder Stress
- Physiological Aspects of First Responder Stress
- Suicide Awareness
- Effective Communication for Peer Support
- Understanding Drug & Alcohol Abuse
- Coping with Stress
- Mental Illness & Health
- Conducting Psychological Debriefings
- Building Resilience
- Peer Support Program Management
- Peer Support for the Family
Click HERE for information about the Certificate of Specialized Training in Resiliency and Peer Support program.