March 14, 2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
About This Course:
For years there has been criticism about Law Enforcement. In that criticism, oftentimes there is emphasis on the lack of mental health training and support officers are being given. At the heart of most mental health issues, there is unresolved trauma. For LEOs, these mental health issues are severe and persistent due to the number of traumatic events they are exposed to on a consistent basis. This training is geared towards empowering officers with the information they need in order to begin effectively and comprehensively addressing their mental health.
In this course officers will learn the meaning and impact of trauma in their lives. Officers will be provided education on trauma, and the numerous ways trauma has an all-encompassing effect on an individual, including their career and personal life. Knowledge about the effect of trauma on the nervous system and brain will be provided. Most importantly, participants will be taught coping mechanisms to assist in immediate mitigation of symptoms. Individuals will not be asked or encouraged to share their own personal stories or experiences.
The goal of this training is to educate and empower officers by assisting them in understanding the complex effects they may be experiencing from years of exposure to stressful and traumatic experiences. Once understanding is established, the coping strategies provided have the ability to repair maladaptive patterns of behavior that hinder officers on a daily basis. The information in this course has the potential to bring officers into better levels of functioning making them more productive, regulated, and happy. Effective and attainable resources will be provided for those interested in long-term support.
Hannah is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and trained in the modality of BrainSpotting. She obtained her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Montclair State University in 2018. She developed a passion for trauma work during graduate school and has dedicated all continuing education efforts towards better understanding and treating individuals suffering from symptoms related to traumatic and impactful experiences. She has worked in numerous outpatient settings assisting children, adolescents and adults through a myriad of mental health and addiction concerns. She currently works in private practice with adult populations.
Venue: East Windsor, NJ