Chicago Police Lieutenants Association

Mental Health Training and Intervention: A Critical Component of Police Reform

Retired Lt. James Maloney forwarded the following informational paper that hopefully will be of some benefit to our members. In addition, information for a no-cost, 2-day training seminar on PTSD, Suicide, & Peer Support is included.

Saving Blue Lives through Training on PTSD, Suicide, Resilience, and Peer Support

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, all two-day trainings will be held online via Zoom on the following days:September 24-25, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
November 4-5, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
December 17-18, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm
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The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have teamed up to develop a program to assist law enforcement leaders, rank-and-file officers, and retirees in expanding their knowledge of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it effects police officers. This program is offered at no cost to those attending
First responders are routinely exposed to critical incidents involving exposure to injury or death in others as well as the risk of injury or death to themselves. Research shows, and those in the profession intuitively know, that individual incidents and accumulated exposure can adversely affect the mental and physical health of those involved. 
This no-cost program will include: Learning the symptoms of PTSDConditions that often present with PTSD, such as depression and substance abuseIdentifying ways to bolster resistanceSuicide and conditions such as PTSDMethods for dealing with PTSD without the help of a mental health professiona. Effective treatments with the help of a mental health professional.
 NIU has received a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to conduct six trainings in State Fiscal Year 20. This allows NIU and IPPFA to sponsor two-day seminars on PTSD awareness and dealing with this condition. The seminars will be conducted by a qualified mental healthcare professional with the assistance of experienced sworn personnel with substantial careers in emergency response and investigations.
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Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA)2587 Millennium Dr., Unit C in Elgin, IL 60124tel: (630) 784-0406 | fax: (630) 784-0416
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