Webinar – “Implementing a Peer Mentor Program: Strategies for Engaging Peer Recovery Support Specialists in Adult Treatment Courts”

Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSSs) working in treatment courts are people with lived experience of behavioral health disorders and criminal justice involvement who are key members of the clinical team serving those participating in drug court and mental health court programs.

This webinar covers strategies for how to engage PRSSs in adult treatment courts to support people with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Topics covered will include:

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: “How to Respond Effectively to People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System”

People with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are an often overlooked population in the criminal justice system because of a lack of identification and understanding and service gaps that prevent providers’ abilities to address their needs. At the same time, they are also often victimized by people without I/DD, which can sometimes lead to sustained involvement with the criminal justice system.

Webinar: “COVID-19: The Return to Campus and the ‘New Normal’”

In partnership with the Collaborative Reform Initiate Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) and the COPS Office, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) will host a webinar on July 28, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST on preparing for college and university students and faculty returning to campus.