Course detail: Foundations in Resiliency for First Responders
This course will give first responders the information and tools to develop the capacity to recover from difficulties associated with responding to both common and extreme situations in their public service. Often the toll of the mental, physical and emotional burdens can have long reaching and life changing effects in the workplace and at home. Through lecture, demonstration and hands on exercises students will explore strategies that can have positive benefits at work and at home.
Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers.
Explain secondary trauma and examine its role in first responder stress, emotional fatigue, health issues and suicide.
Identify and interpret how stress and emotional trauma affect the mind and body.
Define hyper-vigilance and apprise its affect on the first responder.
Examine and formulate strategies to create mind body connection and build resilience.
Identify the need and create strategies for self-care.
Instructor led group discussion
Self-assessment group exercise
Instructor led self-planning exercise
Who Should Attend:
All First Responders and those who support them!!
100% attendance and participation
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Session Detail: LE22213F
The University of Kansas Edwards Campus Lifelong & Professional Education Regents Center 125 12600 Quivira Rd. Overland Park, KS 66213
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