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#ResponderReadiness Workshop Series (CLOSED) – Alton, IL

December 5 - 7, 2023

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#ResponderReadiness Workshop (Dec 5th & 7th @ 0800)

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.

#SupervisorReadiness Workshop (Dec 5th @ 1200)

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.

Details

Start:
December 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am
End:
December 7, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Megan Tyler
Phone:
618-795-2179

Other

Suggested Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis/Alton 1904 Homer M Adams Pkwy Alton, IL 62002
Suggested Airport
St. Louis Lambert International Airport STL

Venue

National Great Rivers Research & Education Center
1 Confluence Way
East Alton, 62024 United States
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