#CALL FOR BACKUP – SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

#CALL FOR BACKUP – SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

01-14-19 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hero's Hall
Address: 601 Rusche Lane, Creve Coeur, IL 61610

CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER

Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

#CALL FOR BACKUP
SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

Instructor: Chaplain David R. Edwards

January 14, 2019
8am – Noon
OR
1pm – 5 pm

Class will meet Hero’s Hall
601 Rusche Lane | Creve Coeur, IL 61610
Local Contact is Sgt. Jeff Miller, miller@crevecoeurpd.com
Course Objective
The stress associated with law enforcement and other first response 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 will be provided.
Course Content
  • Reality of Tragedy and Crisis Events
  • Risk of Job-Related Stress Disorders
  • Unhealthy and Healthy Coping Mechanisms
  • Understanding First Responder Suicide
  • How to Assess and Refer for Help
Instructor Biography

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.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Human Rights and Procedural Justice