You’re an integral part of your community; always first to run toward dangerous and unpredictable situations where traumatized citizens are likely part of the equation.
But first responders and law enforcement have often been left out of the trauma conversation. Without proper training on handling trauma in the field safety risks, misunderstandings, and missed opportunities can keep you from doing your job and increase the potential for liability.
This webcast will provide you the skills, tools and techniques you need to identify psychological trauma, properly engage citizens with mental health issues, manage their challenging behaviors, and de-escalate emergency situations more effectively than ever before. And our experienced trainers will provide you with the tools you need to overcome your own struggles when the tragedies you see start to take their toll.
Real-world case examples from two decades of experience responding to critical incidents will show you how you can:
Register today and get the training you need to safely and effectively respond to trauma in your work!
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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation).
Continuing Education Information: Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this live interactive webcast. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact email@example.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.
Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.
CE Information is based on 100% attendance.
Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
This continuing education activity is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) Course #: 19-PESI-F2-0617, CEH Number and Type: 3.0 CEH of Advanced. You have participated in a continuing education program that has received CAPCE approval for continuing education credit. If you have any comments regarding the quality of this program and/or your satisfaction with it, please contact CAPCE at: CAPCE PO Box 293835, Lewisville, TX 75025 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Melinda Gronen, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and certified instructor for several Illinois law enforcement Mobile Training Units (MTU). She has dedicated the past two decades to working with children, teenagers, and families who have been impacted by trauma and has served as a coordinator for the protective service, emergency department, and trauma teams at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Through her decades of experience working with physical and sexual abuse, neglect, interpersonal violence, substance abuse, community violence, traumatic grief, and historical trauma she has mastered the approaches needed to successfully manage the most challenging trauma related behaviors.
Melinda is the owner and clinician at Melinda Gronen Counseling, owner and trainer at Caped Crusader Consulting, LLC, clinical director at Plena Mind Center pediatric mental health facility and is the co-author of the chapter Pediatric Healthcare and Social Work Practice in Social Work Practice in Healthcare: Advanced Approaches and Emerging Trends (2016).
Financial: Melinda Gronen is the owner of Caped Crusader Consulting, LLC. She is the clinical director at Plena Mind Center. Ms. Gronen receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Melinda Gronen is a member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC); and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.
Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
Other first responder/helping professionals that provide immediate services in the field or on site of a hospital or other agency in times of crisis and trauma including:
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