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

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email KLETC or call 620.694.1400 at least three weeks before the first day of the event. Some events may require notice earlier than three weeks and require you contact a specific individual; if so, that information is provided in the event-specific information.

 Session Detail: LE22298F

Schedule: Every day, starting on 12/16/21 and ending on 12/16/21
Times: 08:00am - 05:00pm
Registration Fee : $0.00




For those with dorm room reservation, you may check in the evening before your training starts. Please come to the Main KLETC Entrance, it is near the flagpole and marked with a large "A". More information will be provided through email approximately one week before the start of training. Checkout time is Noon on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time. Checkout time is Noon on your departure day or last day of training, please have all personal items removed at that time. Law Enforcement officers attending continuing education training are permitted to carry their firearm while on the KLETC campus. Law enforcement officers carrying a firearm on the KLETC campus must possess appropriate agency identification. We are a tobacco and alcohol-free campus. Refund/Cancellation Policy: A full refund of lodging fees will be available if requested in writing or and received by KLETC ten days prior to the beginning date of the seminar. After that date, but prior to the seminar, refunds will be made, but a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged. No refunds will be made after the starting date of the seminar. If you have any questions concerning this session, please contact KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email. Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!


Name Additional Resources
Kevin Hardy
James Sutterby

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Learning Center Classroom Bldg
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Hutchinson, KS 67501
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