Justice Personnel Wellness/Mental Health

Upcoming Webinars

Dr. Tammy McCoy-Arballo
09 / 03 / 2019

This class is designed to raise suicide awareness and provide practical intervention techniques. In addition to understanding the myths and reasons behind suicide, it’s also imperative to assess the [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC
09 / 05 / 2019

This webinar looks at the family’s and the victim’s perspective on the experience of trafficking. The effect of trauma on both family and victim, as well as the [...]

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Amy Morgan
09 / 17 / 2019

This training session takes the standard "diversity" or "inclusion" class to a deeper level of understanding. We will discuss culture and how the various cultural backgrounds are alike and how [...]

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Arlyn Harris
09 / 17 / 2019

Learn how Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) successfully expanded its implementation of  Thinking for a Change (a cognitive behavioral intervention program with the NIC) through collaboration with external treatment [...]

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Daniel McDonald
10 / 02 / 2019

Un-arresting away homelessness in your community through the development of a homeless outreach team is one of the hottest trends in policing today. If your agency continues to struggle with [...]

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Dan Phillips
10 / 10 / 2019

Mentally ill people are over-represented in the criminal justice system.  Law enforcement officers and jail staff must deal regularly with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, and other [...]

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Karen Solomon
Amy Morgan
11 / 12 / 2019

This webinar will combine the mental health education of Amy Morgan, MSC (Academy Hour) with the law enforcement suicide statistics and stories from Karen Solomon (Blue H.E.L.P.), [...]

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Jonathan Parker
11 / 21 / 2019

This training module encourages and equips Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals, and their family members, to guard the six most vulnerable areas of life to promote health and well-being. [...]

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Jonathan Parker
12 / 10 / 2019

This training module encourages and equips Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals, and their family members, to guard the six most vulnerable areas of life to promote health and well-being. [...]

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Dan Phillips
Brandon “Choe” Sergent, M. Th.,
01 / 15 / 2020

Religious ministries have the potential to help jail staff, incarcerated people, and family members.  Too often, unfortunately, there is unintended friction between jail staff and religious volunteers.  This friction can [...]

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Amy Morgan
01 / 21 / 2020

Trauma can knock us down, but anything that knocks us down also gives us the opportunity to grow.  This webinar will take a deep and serious look at the effects [...]

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Daniel McDonald
01 / 21 / 2020

As police agencies continue to struggle with more questions than answers about homelessness, many are starting homeless outreach teams (HOTs) to permanently address the problem rather than the symptoms. In [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC
02 / 06 / 2020

Childhood trauma is the way in which a victim’s body, mind, and emotions respond to a traumatic event when it occurred in childhood. The ramifications of this response are [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC
03 / 05 / 2020

Traumatic events during childhood have an impact on the victim’s brain development, emotional regulation capacity, and behavior throughout the life-span. Having the ability to assess an individual for the [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC
05 / 05 / 2020

An individual who has experienced childhood trauma may exhibit cognitive, emotional and behavioral evidence of that trauma. Once we have assessed the potential of a childhood trauma, we can better [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Jason Winsky

This session "drills down" into programs operated by the Tucson Police Department Mental Health Support Team, including Drug Deflection, Co-responder, Peer Navigator, Crisis Intervention Training, and more. Participants will leave [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Through numerous courses tackling trauma here on Justice Clearinghouse, we’ve established its detrimental effects on different facets of an individual’s life. This session will unpack how trauma specifically [...]

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Alana Negroni

Stress seems to be inevitable these days – in our work, relationships, and life brought about by the competitive, fast-paced lifestyles we’re leading and external factors and circumstances we’re [...]

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Dr. Peggy Rothbaum

It’s been said that working in public service is a vocation – a higher calling – selflessly giving one’s time and energy to protect and improve other’s lives. But [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

This is the second-part of Sara Mahoney’s Mindfulness Series. She addressed mindfulness for domestic violence victims in the first one and on this session, she will discuss mindfulness for [...]

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Rich Martin

In 2018, CareerCast ranked policing as the fourth most stressful job in the US brought about by the dangerous and demanding nature of the profession. When an individual’s stress is [...]

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Jason Winsky

Responding to those experiencing mental health challenges or addiction requires a unique set of skills that many in law enforcement simply don't have. Knowing the challenges facing their jurisdiction, the [...]

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Denise Beagley

A significant chunk of the population has gone through a traumatic experience in their lives – it has become the norm and no longer the exception. Because of this, awareness efforts [...]

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Robin Timme

For the general population, only 9% meet the criteria for PTSD across their lifespan, but in correctional populations, almost 100% experienced trauma in their life.  The correctional setting is found to be [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA

The second of a two-part webinar series, Victoria Reichers is back on Justice Clearinghouse. The first part discussed what happens internally to sexual assault victims by unpacking the neurobiology of [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Working in the field of criminal justice, probation, victim advocacy and social services is a noble path. It gives an individual the ability to change the course of another person’[...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

In 2012, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–V) rewrote the definition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) such that it is no longer confined to those who experienced [...]

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John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.

Suicide was the leading cause of death in jails in 2014. It also impacts everyone surrounding the incident including inmates and corrections personnel. While there is no fool-proof way to prevent [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth

Traversing a sexual violence case is tricky. When sexual assault survivors are asked to recount the unfortunate experience from memory there are doubts when they cannot quite remember things in [...]

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David Stephens
Harmony Goorley, MA, LCPC, LSOTP

A significant number of those incarcerated are affected by trauma. Since part of correctional facilities’ goals is to affect behavior change and rehabilitation, ensuring that re-traumatization does not take place [...]

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Alana Negroni

Law enforcement has always been an adrenaline-driven field, it is the nature of the job. Some of the incidents police officers find themselves are a little bit more critical than [...]

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Amy Morgan

When people are in danger, they call on to first responders to give them the help they need – to manage the situation, deal with the trauma, and provide other needed [...]

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Carrie Hill

There is a mental illness crisis plaguing jails all over the US. More and more of the inmates being admitted in correction facilities are found to be suffering some form [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Taking on the job in the public sector means being ready to be of service to the people. For those working as first responders, health providers, or law enforcers – service [...]

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Harmony Goorley, MA, LCPC, LSOTP

Emotional hijack happens to everyone. When you’re in the law enforcement and criminal justice field, you are even more vulnerable to such. You will witness such behavior from the [...]

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Ambiguous Loss
Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Whether it’s losing a loved one or a job, we’ve all experienced a loss at some point in our lives. But ambiguous loss is different… meaning that we [...]

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Ed Sherman, Psy.D.

There are many values and virtues that we are all taught from school to our jobs when it comes to surviving and living our lives. All of these are valuable, [...]

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Denise Beagley

As a public servant, part of any criminal justice profession is encountering random strangers, even sketchy characters. Not just merely meeting them, but talking to them, building rapport such that [...]

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Amy Morgan

Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, etc.) are the most common mental illness, and it affects millions of people around the world. According to the National Institute of [...]

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Matthew Kail
Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Work-related stress is prevalent – it happens to people with 9 to 5 desk jobs, field workers, start-up entrepreneurs, top-tier executives; blue collar, white collar. Work-related stress can be reduced and relieved by [...]

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Ray Nash

Resiliency is a highly-revered quality. Overcoming adversity and our personal demons can be tough. More so when you’re in a position that exposes you to different characters and situations. [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Employees working in the field of public service and social welfare often extend help to others who go through tumultuous moments. In doing so, they also take into their psyche [...]

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Amy Morgan

The law enforcement and justice profession deal with different types of people with a myriad of personalities. It can get tricky having to decode each one and ensuring that your [...]

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Amy Morgan

This course is designed to each anyone how to recognize signs of suicidal ideation in another person, or yourself, to identify potential suicidal behavior. Also covered is how to conduct [...]

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Laura Usher
Paton Blough

  Description The Justice Clearinghouse and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) are working together to educate and train first responders on the subject of mental illness. Hear what [...]

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Pat Nelson
Jason Winsky
Terry Staten

Description Today’s public safety practitioners are becoming increasingly aware that they need to use a special operational approach when encountering an individual with known mental health issues. Public safety [...]

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Lanae Holmes
Duane T. Bowers, LPC

    This webinar will provide an in depth look at the impact viewing child pornography may have on personnel. It will also discuss why some people are more impacted [...]

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Patti Saylor

  Ms. Patti Saylor will guide viewers through the actions that have been taken since the death of her son Ethan. The training will open with this clip from WUSA9. [...]

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Amy Morgan

Amy Morgan, will cover the basics – what signs show possible suicidal thoughts and/or risk, how to talk to someone who is considering suicide, how to intervene and seek help, [...]

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Amy Morgan

  During this webinar, Amy Morgan, Training Officer with the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, will discuss how to help the friends, family members, and peers of someone who has died [...]

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Amy Morgan

  This webinar will compare specific steps to action improvement, with the mentally beneficial side of debriefing after a critical incident, and will provide a way to blend the two [...]

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Natalie Johnson

Ms. Natalie Johnson, will discuss strategic movement and exercise to assist in managing and expanding energy capacity. Energy is the foundation for being fully engaged. As Law Enforcement and Emergency [...]

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Natalie Johnson

  Description: Our presenter, Ms. Natalie Johnson, will discuss practical nutrition strategies to improve performance through sports nutrition and energy management. She will cover topics such as how much and [...]

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Michael G. Aamodt

Description: The Internet, as well as many written sources, suggest that police officers engage in an unusually high number of maladaptive behaviors. That is, they are thought to have high [...]

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Pam McMillan

Description: This two hour course is designed to help participants learn some skills and tools for dealing with stress in their lives. A Life of Stress, The Damages: Participants gain [...]

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Natalie Johnson

Description: Our presenter, Ms. Natalie Johnson, will discuss practical nutrition strategies to improve performance through sports nutrition and energy management. She will cover topics such as how much and how [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Jason Winsky answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Policing Vulnerable Populations: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Programs.    Here are just a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenter Jason Winsky answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Beyond CIT: Establishing Mental Health Support Teams.   Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Rich Martin answered a number of your questions after his presentation, A Daily Drop of Corrosion: How the Daily Experiences of Justice Professionals Can Lead to Burnout.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Part 2- Working with Offenders.   Here are just a few of her [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Peggy Rothbaum answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Protecting the Protector: Who's Taking Care of You?   Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Alana Negroni answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Benefits of Developing a Peer Support Program.   Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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During his webinar, Dr. Robin Timme shared impactful insights about the prevalence of trauma in the histories of those who are incarcerated as well as those who work in correctional [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Robin Timme answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Correctional Officers.  Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Denise Beagley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Trauma Informed Care & Response: 101 Training for Justice Professionals.   Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Self Care for Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Are [...]

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Webinar presenters Victoria Riechers and Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Neurobiology and Traumatic [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. John Peters answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Suicide Identification, Prevention, and Policy Failure. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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One in 5 American adults will experience mental illness in a given year, and about half of the American population will have a diagnosable mental illness at some point in their [...]

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The term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, was coined in 1980 by the American Psychological Association when it formally became recognized as a diagnosable condition after the [...]

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Falcon, Inc's Harmony Goorley and Dr. David Stephens shared some incredible information about trauma in incarceration settings during their webinar, "Balancing Order & Recovery: Blueprints for a High-Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail."  [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. David Stephens and Harmony Goorley from Falcon, Inc answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Balancing Order & Recovery: Blueprints for a High-Performing, Trauma Resilient [...]

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Dr. David Stephens made some excellent points during his webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail. Here's one we thought was particularly important. “We can [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the importance of inmate wellness. “When inmates feel [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the correlation between staff and inmate wellness. “Our [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the importance of inmate wellness. “When staff ignores [...]

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Christina McCale

We know that most inmates have some level of trauma in their background. But what about your correctional officers? Correctional officers have some of the highest levels of stress of [...]

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Christina McCale

From child abuse and emotional abuse, to witnessing the horrors of what adults can do to each other, trauma is a major part of an inmate's history and psychological makeup, [...]

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Webinar presenter Alana Negroni of The Counselling Team International  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “The Impact of an Officer Involved Shooting.” Here are a few of [...]

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We loved this quote Amy Morgan made during her webinar, The Trauma of First Response to Cruelty.   "People who care more, hurt more."     Click Here to Watch [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Trauma of First Response to Cruelty. Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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Carrie Hill of the National Sheriffs Association shared some incredible insights and advice during her webinar, “A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated.” Here’s just one [...]

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Webinar presenter Carrie Hill  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated." Here are a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Keeping Your Super Heroes Super." Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Our [...]

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Webinar presenters Harmony Goorley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "​Recipes for Controlling the Emotional Hijack." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Christina McCale

Whether it's a schoolyard bully or trolls on Twitter, no one likes being harrassed. And while, yes, Taylor Swift might be right that "the haters gonna hate," that often doesn't [...]

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Love this reference Dr. Ed Sherman made during his recent webinar, The Power of Resilient Leadership. Be sure to check out his recording for more insights and great resources. "Surprises [...]

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Christina McCale

Today's public safety professionals face incredible challenges: from life and death situations to agitated citizens, from on-going public scrutiny to ever-changing laws, and rising expectations. Perhaps one of the biggest [...]

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Webinar presenters Matthew Kail and Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating a CulturOrganizationaloinal Wellness. Here are some of their responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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In the United States, shift work is defined as any regular work schedule that falls outside the standard work day of 9am to 5pm. Shift work includes swing shifts, which [...]

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Christina McCale

Those who strive to protect the Internet's youngest victims face incredible challenges - and can bear tremendous emotional tolls. Knowing this, many ICACs create support and wellness programs to give [...]

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Emotional Support for Mass Casualty Survivors
Duane T. Bowers, LPC
Christina McCale

Once the police tape is gone, what are the best ways to support survivors of traumatic events, like Mass Casualty Shootings? Check out our interview with trauma care expert and [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Providing Wellness Support for Online Child Exploitation Personnel. Here are some of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

First responders have to be prepared to interact with and deal with such a variety of individuals and situations, but one of the most unpredictable is engaging with those under [...]

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Christina McCale

It's incomprehensible the grief a family must feel when one of its members has gone missing. But often we forget that the justice professionals who work a missing persons case [...]

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Christina McCale

When most people hear the term "motivational interviewing," they typically think of how counselors or psychologists engage with patients in a clinical setting. But motivational interviewing is a flexible communication [...]

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Amy Morgan

Ask a 4-year-old boy who he knows that most closely resembles a super-hero, and he will often shout out, “My DAD!” with great pride.  I remember my own Dad, when [...]

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Christina McCale

People use terms like "psychopath" or "manic" or "depressed" to describe others - often forgetting that these are actually mental health terms with real definitions and diagnoses. But how do [...]

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Christina McCale

Viewing images of child exploitation is nothing short of disturbing. But what if it was your job to find and remove images of children being harmed.... all day. Every day...? [...]

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Christina McCale

We continue our conversation with Marcia Williams, peer support specialist with Safe Call Now, to learn more about this organization and its unique network of services it provides to public [...]

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Christina McCale

  According to Badge of Life, "More cops die of suicide than are killed by gunfire and traffic accidents combined."And while there may be discussions or debate about the [...]

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Christina McCale

The statistics about suicide rates among our justice professionals is just astonishing: According to the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, Suicides among firefighters exceeded the number of deaths in the line-of-duty [...]

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Christina McCale

Losing anyone to suicide is tragic. But losing a first responder represents a unique tragedy: someone who has spent their career putting others first, risking their life to save others [...]

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Christina McCale

Asking for help isn't easy for many people - but it can be especially difficult for first responders.   Join webinar presenter, Amy Morgan, director of Academy Hour, to learn: How [...]

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Christina McCale

First responders and professionals in the justice/public safety see a lot -- and deal with a lot. First responders see the horrors of situations. Police officers see the worst [...]

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Christina McCale

According to Badge of Life, a police suicide prevention program, 108 Law Enforcement Officers took their own lives in 2016.  While this does show a decline, this may not be all-inclusive, nor [...]

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Christina McCale

Working in law enforcement, while incredibly rewarding, can at times also be equally stressful. And then, there’s events like the Pulse Nightclub Shooing in Orlando. Or Virginia Tech. Or [...]

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