Attend a Webinar on Secondary Trauma Experienced by First Responders

Join the National Institute of Justice’s Forensic Technology Center of Excellence for the webinar “Psychological Survival in a Violent Career” on Thursday, December 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn how secondary trauma impacts law enforcement officers, firefighters, crime scene investigators, attorneys, and others who have frequent contact with images or information related to acts of violence.

Through exposure to crime scenes, either directly or through the collection of data for the judicial process, first responders and others can experience psychological trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder and other negative consequences. This webinar will review a philosophical and psychological model of the human brain to explain what can happen when such trauma remains unaddressed, while also offering positive steps and strategies to cope with secondary trauma.

Dr. David Christiansen, a licensed psychologist in Colorado with more than 30 years of experience working with first responders, will present the webinar, which also serves as a brief introduction to his broader “Psychological Survival in a Violent Career” training available to criminal justice agencies.

Learn more and register for the webinar today.

View this webinar on the TTA Catalog.