NYAPRS Note: The following comes courtesy of the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Badge of Life: Building a Better Cop
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Date and time:
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 10:30 am
Eastern Daylight Time (New York,)
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:30 am
Central Daylight Time (Chicago,)
1 hour 30 minute
Law enforcement officers respond to and witness some of the most tragic events that happen in our communities. On-the-job stress can have a significant impact on their physical and mental well-being, which can accumulate over the course of a career. Many officers struggle with alcohol abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, posttraumatic stress disorder and other challenges.
The Badge of Life organization is a 501 (c) 3, Not for Profit organization that focuses on educating and training law enforcement on mental health and suicide prevention. Their mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of law enforcement personnel.
This web seminar will focus on: Identifying critical incidents; trauma and stress related issues that can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Injury and police suicide; teaching how to help a colleague manage their troubles with a positive outcome; and the advantage of the peer support program.
Although this web seminar is intended for law enforcement, all are welcome to attend.
The presenter is Dr. Ron Rufo Ed.D, Chicago Police Department, Retired and is the author of, "Police Suicide: Is Police Culture Killing Our Officers?"
Please note that this web seminar is for educational purposes only and is not to be used as a substitute for professional mental health counseling.
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