National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers (MACPO) are proud to be co-hosting the following training:
The Personal Impact of Working with Criminal Offenders
Presented by Kirsten Lewis, M.Ed.
Kirsten is a probation officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD). In addition, she is an adjunct psychology instructor at Glendale Community College, co-owner of KSL Research, Training & Consultation, LLC, and an approved instructor by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
April 29th & 30th from 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Wright County Government Center
10 2nd Street NW, Room 120A
Buffalo, MN 55313
Kirsten Lewis best describes this, "There may be little that can be done to minimize our exposure to trauma; it is, after all, inherent in the work we have chosen to do. There is, however, much that can and should be done for employees to prevent, mitigate, and treat the impact of traumatic stress and it starts with acknowledging the issues."
This training is the first part in acknowledging and making probation officers fully aware of secondary trauma. Another training will be hosted in late 2015 to begin providing training and stress management programs with the goal of creating a peer support group for probation officers to utilize following traumatic experiences within the workplace.
COST: Free for all MACPO members. $40 for all
non-MACPO members, includes MACPO membership.
LIMITED SPACE, REGISTER EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT
QUESTIONS: Please direct any questions to Neal Huemoeller at either Neal.Huemoeller@co.wright.mn.us or 763-684-4513.