Course detail: Spiritual Fitness and Family Support in Public Safety

Course Description:

This course will allow the attendees to explore their spiritual wellness and how spiritual practices can serve as a framework for strong relationships within the home. As first responders draw their inspiration and motivation for selfless acts at work, so to, can these spiritual outlooks transfer to quality of life at home. 

Core Competency:
  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers.
Course Objectives: 
  • Evaluate and apply spiritual awareness and practices to elevate their wellness at home and work. 
  • Identify the role of first responders as a "calling" compared to "a job". 
  • Explain the unique mental and emotional challenges inherent in first responder work.
  • Examine the unique social challenges and explore solutions to the unique challenges faced by first responders and their families. 
  • Study the impact of work schedule vs family role, fear and worry have on the first responder family. 
  • Explain the challenges of achieving spiritual fitness and identify the actions required in achieving spiritual fitness.
  • Identify the "connection circle" and how it relates to healthy first responders and families.
  • Examine the role of first responders to society and family and how faith can serve as armor in these duties. 
Instructional Methods:
  • Instructor led lecture and discussion 
  • Instructor led group exercise 
  • Self inventory/assessment exercise
Who Should Attend:
  • All First Responders and their significant other
Course Requirements:
  • 100% attendance and participation

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