Law Enforcement

Webinar: “Trauma—Getting off the Emotional X”

Most officers know the expression “get off the X,” the idea that remaining in one spot during a gunfight cannot only be dangerous, it can be deadly. This webinar will assist participants in addressing the after-effects of job exposure to violence. “Getting off the emotional X” (a phrase coined by Dr. Olivia Johnson) is the idea that staying in a place of emotional conflict and turmoil can increase the likelihood of negative outcomes. Operating in this emotionally turbulent state can become habitual.

Join the National Public Safety Partnership for their upcoming “Trauma—Getting off the Emotional X” webinar TODAY (Thursday, August 20, 2020) at 2:00 p.m. ET.  “Getting off the emotional X” is an expression known among officers that means that staying in a place of emotional conflict and turmoil can increase the likelihood of negative outcomes.

Webinar: “Preventing Law Enforcement Suicide: Strategies for Effective and Positive Messaging”

Messaging is an important component of suicide prevention efforts. The way a police agency talks about suicide has a significant impact in preventing suicide and encouraging help-seeking behavior for those who may be in crisis. Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Education Development Center, and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention on August 27, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 pm EST for a webinar on strategies for effective and positive messaging for law enforcement.

Webinar: “Understanding the Dark Web: Challenges & Case Studies for Justice Professionals”

Criminal activity has always sought to remain hidden from law enforcement. Traditionally, this often meant committing crimes at night, without witnesses, or finding physical ways to disguise or confuse the offender’s identity (e.g. masks, attire, speed). Online environments present new opportunities for criminals, as physical contact is reduced and more daily activity (particularly financial) takes place on the internet. Even then, there is a specific portion of the internet in which there has been significant criminal enterprise—the Dark Web.

Webinar – “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns”

This webinar will address why cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) that addresses criminal thinking is important in addition to CBT programming that addresses substance use disorder for individuals involved in the criminal legal system.

Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program for their upcoming “Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: Recognizing Criminal Thinking Patterns” webinar on August 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Many behavioral health field practitioners recognize cognitive behavioral treatment is a well-researched evidence-based practice and component for many clinical strategies to address substance use disorder.

Webinar: “Addressing Justice System Inequities Head-On”

Leaders of local criminal justice initiatives often need to facilitate sensitive conversations when evidence points to disparities in the system. Disparate outcomes can take many different forms, such as longer jail stays for people with serious mental illnesses or disproportionate numbers of people of color being booked into jail. Elevating these topics as priorities and guiding system stakeholders toward meaningful action may feel uncomfortable, challenging, and stressful for the people driving the conversation.