Law Enforcement Officers experience multiple trauma incidents on the job. From difficult-to-look-at crime scenes, car accidents, etc., to interacting with people during bad life experiences, cops take in a whole lot of negative. Public criticism and other life stressors can make the job seem even harder. This training session will discuss trauma, its effects, PTSD, and many related aspects of the emotional and mental challenges faced by officers.
Though we are very happy to bring this training class to your department and present it to your personnel, we also know that many departments have really great instructors in-house, who can deliver training with established trust and rapport. We also know that you may want to present this training class over and over, to be able to meet staffing needs and multiple shifts.
The train-the-trainer program teaches instructors how to present this training material with confidence, knowledge, and a very clearly outlined script so as to keep the curriculum standardized and effective.
The training program is self-paced and online. Trainers have 120 days to work through this training program - we limit it because we want truly dedicated attention to learning the material and retaining it as a curriculum package. Once the 120 day period ends, trainers must pass an exam and provide 2 video samples of their presentation to the Academy Hour staff. Once passed, trainers will receive a certificate and a trainer identification number, allowing permission to teach this class and to order support materials needed to facilitate the session. This includes student workbooks, certificates, and the facilitator's guide. Trainers will retain their instructor ID # for a period of one year, and then each year will be required to take 1 hour of "refresher" training and pass a simple assessment to retain permission to present this curriculum.
Trainer ID # is assigned to the individual, not the department, and so it can travel with the individual upon a move to a different department as long as the annual refresher is maintained.
COURSE TITLE: The Trauma and Life of Being a Cop (On & Off the Job): 6-hour
6-Hour Training Session Including:
NOTE: It is extremely important that a high level of professionalism and course presentation be maintained. Instructors must submit scanned copies of all student evaluations to Academy Hour after each presentation (with roster). Any instructor not maintaining at least a 3.0 out of 5.0 average review from students will be no longer permitted to serve as an instructor for this program.
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