Call for Backup Virtual Training

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person training programs have been postponed to dates yet to be determined, but you may wish to register for one or more of the following:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH: REGISTER HERE (Registration opens January 1, 2021)

MONDAY, APRIL 19TH: REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON (Registration opens April 1, 2021)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The stress associated with law enforcement and other emergency services professions is enormous.  Individuals working in these most stressful occupations also face the probability that at some point in their career they will also be affected by some type of traumatic or critical incident stress.  This 4-hour workshop will provide first responders and/or their family members the information necessary to recognize the signs and symptoms of job-related stress, especially as it relates to suicide, and also provide them with strategies that will enable them to provide immediate support for individuals who may be considering suicide.  Certificates are available.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Chaplain David R. Edwards is the president of Humanizing the Badge’s nonprofit organization and leads the team of peer support personnel for Humanizing the Badge.  He is an ordained minister, licensed social worker, and holds board certifications as a pastoral counselor and crisis response chaplain.  He is an approved instructor the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association.

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