The Trauma of Domestic Cruelty Response
Responders see a wide variety of difficult scenes, and interact with challenging situations on a regular basis. There is something unique, though, about domestic cruelty. Responders can develop a cynical or calloused view of some of these situations, as they see the recipient of the cruelty not do anything to protect themselves, or return to situations they briefly deem dangerous or unbearable. On the flip side, these situations can hit a responder right in the heart, causing an emotionally challenging reaction that may make it hard to walk away and not be affected long-term. Responding to domestic cruelty can cause short-term, long-term, and cumulative trauma. This class seeks to explain the reactions and responses that may occur, as well as explain the domestic situations that house the cruelty. Warning: may trigger trauma responses.
2 hrs/ (2 Mental Health)
Access 1/31 through 12/31
Amy Morgan, MSC - Director and Founder of Academy Hour, specializes in mental health for law enforcement and responders. -------------- Dr. John Duncan - PhD in Neuroscience and 27 years in law enforcement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control as Chief Agent. -------------- Byron Curtis Ph.D. F-ABFT, Chief Forensic Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – State of Oklahoma, Toxicology Laboratory Director -------------- Dr. Henry Cloud, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology, Biola University. Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author. -------------- Dr. Colleen Halupa is the Dean of Online Education at East Texas Baptist University. She has an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Management, a masters and bachelors in health care administration and is a nationally certified clinical laboratory scientist. -------------- Jessica Smith is currently a graduate student in the Human Relations Department at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a group therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and as a Forensic Interviewer for 8 years.---------------Dr. Ann Hamilton studies human communication, and writes and speaks about conflict, crisis, and culture.---------------Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Educator, and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice.---------------Scott Tatum, RN/EMT-P has over 20 years of flight experience as a Flight RN/Paramedic, serves as a Sheriff's Dept. SWAT Tactical Medic, and works as a Simulation Specialist/Instructor.