Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers (MACPO)
is proud to be hosting the following training:
Peer Support Team Training
Developing pre-incident prevention strategies to manage stress and training staff to provide support in post-incident interventions
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.
WHEN: August 5th and 6th, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 04:30 p.m.
WHERE: Carver County Government Center
604 E 4th St, Chaska, MN, 55318.
The training is located in the training room which can be found in the basement of the Justice Center.
WHY: Kirsten Lewis from Maricopa County, Arizona has previously been to Minnesota to present on Corrections Fatigue/Secondary Trauma from the events that occur within our profession. Work-related stress has the potential to jeopardize performance, safety, health, and relationships for many employees in the public safety professions. Identifying early warning signs of trauma exposure can minimize the impact on staff, enhance healthy coping, and prevent the negative effects of cumulative stress.
Peer support programs offer a sustainable and cost-effective means to provide employees with an internal resource to process critical incident and decompress from cumulative stress. Peer support teams are composed of employee volunteers with specialized training in peer support and individual crisis management. Their primary responsibilities include pre-incident preparation and training, responding to critical incident scenes, providing a confidential forum for employees to decompress and process work-related stress, and disseminating resource information when needed.
This 2-day accredited course combines the construction of a peer support team model with cutting edge research on stress and trauma exposure that will enable organizations to institute a program tailored to the needs and challenges of the profession.
COST: $200. This includes the book, materials, and training.
QUESTIONS: Please direct any questions to Neal Huemoeller at either Neal.Huemoeller@co.wright.mn.us or 612-309-7536