Training

VALOR Training – Survive & Thrive: Protecting You and Your Fellow Officers (Sept 2019, Ohio)

This VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program training, offered as a one- or two-day course, provides officers at the all levels with exactly that – the essentials to survive and thrive – by stressing the importance of being physically and mentally prepared, maintaining situational awareness, combating complacency, and remaining vigilant. Participants will hear from law enforcement experts on:

FC110 Financial Crimes Against Seniors (Sept 2019)

This course promotes a multiagency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens. Bringing together law enforcement personnel and adult protective services investigators, the course enhances students' investigative skills and interviewing techniques while facilitating networking and cooperation that can extend out of the classroom and into real cases. Topics include recognizing elder abuse, working with victims, and identifying perpetrators, as well as resources for investigation and community awareness. Students work together to conduct a mock investigation into a hypothetical case. 

FC111 Financial Crimes Against Seniors Seminar (Sept 2019, New Mexico)

This course promotes a multiagency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens. Topics include working with senior victims, examining documents like bank records and power of attorney, and using resources for investigation and community awareness. Detailed examination of a case study, from initial complaint to prosecution, reinforces and illustrates the course content. With a dual focus on financial abuse by trusted persons and common scams aimed at seniors, the course introduces senior-specific investigative skills while facilitating networking and cooperation that can extend out of the classroom and into real cases.

Webinar - Thinking for a Change: Expanding & Collaborating on a Cognitive Behavioral Program for Probation

Learn how the Maricopa County, Arizona Adult Probation Department successfully expanded its implementation of Thinking for a Change (a cognitive behavioral intervention program with the National Institute of Corrections) through collaboration with external treatment providers who utilized Medicaid to pay for services. This webinar will focus on how they were able to implement evidence-based practices with fidelity, integrity, and continued quality improvement.

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Webinar - Emergency Medical Services as Partners in Early Diversion Strategies

Emergency medical services (EMS) can be essential partners in early diversion responses for individuals in crisis. This webinar will focus on the ways that fire departments and EMS can be partners with behavioral health providers and other first responders on early diversion initiatives. Medical clearance will also be explored as part of this webinar.

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Gather, Assess, Integrate, Network, and Stimulate Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation.

Webinar - Strategies for Collaborative Early Diversion Encounters

Many early diversion strategies rely upon cooperation between law enforcement officers and mental health professionals to manage crisis encounters. However, on-scene cooperation depends on stakeholder collaboration and clear protocols for how to handle a variety of situations. This webinar will spotlight jurisdictions that have established effective joint responses to mental health crises and provide participants with guidance for their own communities.

Webinar - Improving Job Readiness and Retention for Higher Risk Populations

For the overwhelming majority of people in federal and state prisons who will eventually reenter the community, finding employment plays a critical role in preventing recidivism. That said, it is not strictly job placement services that can make the difference between reincarceration and successful reentry; ensuring people who are returning to communities from incarceration have the skills to not only find, but also retain, jobs is also key.

Webinar - Suicide Prevention and Intervention for Public Safety Personnel

This class is designed to raise suicide awareness and provide practical intervention techniques. In addition to understanding the myths and reasons behind suicide, it is also imperative to assess the lethality of the suicidal person. This class will give members of public safety assessment questions based on the “QPR model” to ask the suicidal person in order to help them de-escalate. Experts agree that 80 to 90 percent of those individuals completing suicide often communicate their suicidal intent to someone.

Webinar - Trends in Off Duty Work: Challenges & Considerations

This webinar will address the massive but seldom discussed market consisting of off-duty law enforcement officers providing security services for various clients. Although this type of work has been occurring since the beginning of modern law enforcement, recent factors are influencing this type of work more than ever and may reveal threats to the law enforcement agencies, the officers performing the work, and the market itself.

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