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.
Drawn from his many years of experience with officer-involved shootings, line-of-duty deaths, and “everyday traumas,” Dr. McDougall will provide the audience with the day-to-day incidents that can cause cumulative trauma and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. McDougall will share clinical scenarios that reveal the numerous ways in which officers’ professional and personal lives are impacted by cumulative trauma.