Course detail: Preparing for Life After a Lifetime of Service

This is a spiritual fitness course, and we are presenting this course primarily from a Christian biblical worldview. We realize that there are many other religions and belief systems, and we respect and honor their perspectives and your right to choose which you follow. Keeping that in mind, we will establish a spiritual foundation using Christian Scriptures to build upon and apply the practical aspects of this training.
Identity Crisis? - No longer a first responder - who are you now? 
Defining a New Life Purpose - What do I do now? 
Spiritual Resilience - Practical tips on how to stay focused on spiritual growth and development 
Course Description:
This course will allow the attendees to explore their spiritual wellness and how spiritual practices can serve as a framework for life after a career in public safety. 
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 upon entering a post law enforcement career.
Explore how to understand and avoid identity crisis after leaving law enforcement.? Explain the unique mental and emotional challenges inherent in transitioning from law enforcement to "civilian" life.
Examine the unique social challenges and explore solutions to the unique challenges faced by first responders and their families.
Study the impact of transitioning from a rigorous work schedule to a flexible schedule and the affect it has on the first responder and their family.
Explain the challenges of achieving spiritual fitness and identify the actions required in achieving spiritual fitness.
Examine the role of faith and how to continue growing and developing a resilient faith after leaving a career in law enforcement. 
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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