Public Safety Trauma-Informed 101
February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
This class will provide First Responders an understanding of the dynamics of trauma, especially as it impacts males and intersects with culture, law enforcement, and the mental health system. With an emphasis on Corrections/Law Enforcement interactions, the presenter will utilize didactic and experiential learning strategies, and incorporate case studies and examples as applicable. The range of topics to be addressed include: the neurobiology of trauma, the effects of trauma for males, identification of undisclosed or unrealized trauma in incarcerated males, and professional awareness of vicarious traumatization and burn-out in First Responders. Attention will be given to barriers for men in treatment, and trauma-informed ethical guidelines for engaging males in communication, treatment, and compliance. The ethical responsibilities of self-care as a foundational priority for First Responders will also be addressed in this day-long workshop.