12/3/2015 & 12/4/2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Earlier this spring, MACPO had Kirsten Lewis from Maricopa County, Arizona here to present on Corrections Fatigue/Secondary Trauma. This intensive overview of the Secondary Trauma topic gave participants a very clear understanding of how working in our profession has impacted us in many ways, both in the present and eventually in the future. After the incredible two day intense overview training on the topic of Secondary Trauma, the next step is to begin intervening in these traumatic moments to better serve probation agents.
MACPO is now offering the next step in agencies being able to proactively assist agents in being healthier within their jobs and processing the difficult situations that arise within our profession. The training will focus on individual crisis intervention and peer support along with other various key areas as outlined in the brochure. If you were unable to attend the intensive overview training on Secondary Trauma this past spring, Rice County is offering this training earlier in the week to those that would like to understand more about the this topic. Both trainings are a must attend for any agent whether new to this field or a long tenured agent.
Some of the key areas being covered in this training include the following:
• Provides an overview of critical incident stress management (CISM) programs
• Educates participants on the benefits of wellness programs that target stress management in the workplace
• Presents research regarding the efficacy of CISM programs in various disciplines
• Discusses strategic implementation of stress management programs including how to compose a CISM team, design policy, and obtain training in best-practices.
TO READ AN ARTICLE BY KIRSTEN LEWIS DESCRIBING SECONDARY TRAUMA AND
CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Do I have to be a probation officer/agent to attend this training?
A: No. While the examples and some curriculum may revolve around community corrections, this training can be beneficial for any person working within the criminal justice system.
Q: Is it a requirement to have attended the overview training held earlier this spring, or the overview training in Rice County, MN?
A: No. The overview trainings were/are informational sessions. The CISM training being held by MACPO is meant for those offices and persons interested in developing a program for pre and post critical incident stress management. The CISM training provides the materials and skills to create and develop these programs.