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#ResponderReadiness Workshop Series – Bismarck, ND

November 20 - 21, 2023 Free

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#SupervisorReadiness Workshop (November 20th @1300-1700)

Those who supervise first responders lead individuals in high-stakes fields who are managing both cumulative and acute stressors. This course will explain why the mental and physical health of agency personnel should be a high priority for all agencies, addresses the development of supporting resources, and discusses policy considerations.

This four-hour workshop facilitated by an experienced first responder supervisor, participants will engage in meaningful conversations about the stressful and often traumatic life of a first responder. Participants should expect to leave the workshop with a better understanding of how stress and trauma affect first responder performance and be equipped with techniques to build resilience and initiate difficult conversations.

Outcomes:

  • People
    • Identify the effect of Operational Stress and trauma on First Responders and their families.
  • Positivity
    • Identify the five elements well-being theory.
  • Prevention
    • Identify well-being & mental health resources.
    • Operationalize well-being through after-action reviews.

Duration: 4 hours

Course Restrictions:  All First Responders of all ranks are encouraged to attend the #ResponderReadiness workshop. Supervisors and other agency leaders (trainers, program managers, etc) are encouraged to attend the #SupervisorReadiness Workshop. The #RANGEofResilience workshop is open to any first responder who trains or wants to train others on resilience skills.

#ResponderReadiness Workshop (November 20th & 21st @0800-1200)

First responders work in a world that is filled with hours of calm and moments of chaos; couple this with everyday factors that touch our lives, and it is possible to lose our sense of purpose and drive. This course will focus on understanding the physiological and psychological effects of stress and job-related trauma on the body and identify tools that can increase long-term protective factors and optimize human performance under stress.

In this four-hour workshop facilitated by an experienced first responder, participants will engage in meaningful conversations about the stressful and often traumatic life of a first responder. Participants should expect to leave the workshop with a better understanding of how stress and trauma affect first responder performance and be equipped with techniques to build resilience and initiate difficult conversations.

Outcomes:

  • Performance
    • Describe stress and differentiate between two types.
    • Recognize the effects of stress on performance.
  • Persistence
    • Initiate an #IWillListen/ #IWillTalk conversation.
    • Identify at least five resources for officers in your agency.
  • Prevention – A RANGE of Options
    • Explore resilience and healthy habits.
    • Employ a RANGE of five resilience skills.

Duration: 4 hours

Course Restrictions:  All First Responders of all ranks are encouraged to attend the #ResponderReadiness workshop. Supervisors and other agency leaders (trainers, program managers, etc) are encouraged to attend the #SupervisorReadiness Workshop. The #RANGEofResilience workshop is open to any first responder who trains or wants to train others on resilience skills.

#ProviderReadiness Workshop (November 21st @1300-1700)

First Responders need mental health providers who are familiar with their unique experience and how these experiences affect personal and professional performance. First Responders are a guarded group, and the culture often instills the idea of self-reliance and strength. This creates a challenge for those outside the field attempting to offer aid. This workshop will offer an introduction to First Responder culture and how it affects the individual, provides specific examples of events that commonly challenge first responders, and offers actions steps to being accepted within an organization and by its members.

 Outcomes:

  • Professionals
    • Differentiate first responder cultures from the culture of other professions.
    • Identify and discuss unique aspects of first responder trauma and stress.
  • Partnership
    • Identify three methods of partnering with local agencies
  • Prevention
    • Introduce first responders to the five RANGE Resilience Skills.

Duration: 4 hours

Course Restrictions:  This workshop is open to care providers such as Mental Health Practitioners, General Practitioners, Chaplains. Agency Peer Support Specialists are highly encouraged to attend as well.

Details

Start:
November 20, 2023 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Sgt. Loren Grensteiner
Phone:
701-590-3322

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Suggested Hotel
Holiday Inn Bismarck 3903 State St. Bismarck, ND 58503 701-751-8240
Suggested Airport
Bismarck Airport BIS

Venue

Bismarck Police Department
4200 Coleman St.
Bismarck, ND 58503 United States
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