Course detail: Peer Support and Critical Incident Debrief Training

Peer Support is a means for a department to show support to their employees, offering them opportunities to care for themselves and their families. Peer Support helps those, who without it, might turn to substances, illegal activity, poor performance, seeking a different career, mental health issues and even suicide. 

Peer Support is an informal, private opportunity, for someone to speak to a peer, to assist with any issues the First Responder may be having difficulty. It helps clarify concerns and explore available resources. Peer Support is preventative maintenance. 

This training will equip First Responders, Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals with listening skills to recognize, help to prevent and understand the effects of stress and refer to outside resources, if needed. Throughout the training, participants will be expected to participate in peer support exercises which elicit personal information and feelings. Following this training, the Peer will be able to provide services at their agency as well as assist and lead groups following critical incidents. 

Core Competencies: 
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: 
Recognize and understand the effects of stress on an individual. 
Identify mechanisms to encourage open communication between co-workers. 
Identify effective listening skills. 
Identify resources to provide services to their own agency. 

Instructional Methods: 
Case Study 
Practical Exercises 

Who Should Attend: 
Law Enforcement Officers 
Civilian Employees 

Course Requirements: 
100% Attendance

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 Information: LE24007F

(This session is full; you may join the waitlist)

Schedule: Every day, starting on 09/25/23 and ending on 09/29/23
Only 1 day left to register!
Times: 08:00am-05:00pm CDT




Please dress in layers, as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. The session begins at 8:00 AM on September 25th and is estimated to end at 5:00 PM each day. Onsite registration will be available at 7:30 AM. KLETC Dormitory Information: For those with dorm room reservations, 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 8:00 AM 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 firearms 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. If you have any questions concerning this session, please get in touch with KLETC at 620.694.1400 or by email. Thank you again for your willingness to participate. We look forward to seeing you at KLETC!!

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A refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for all cancellations made in writing prior to 10 days before the start of the event. After that time, no refunds will be made.