First Responder Peer Support

October 7-9, 2021 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Woodlands Emergency Training Center, 16135 Interstate 45 S, Conroe, TX 77385 
TYPE: Face to Face
Who Should Attend: Police, Fire, EMS, Dispatch, Corrections, Constables, DPS, School Police,  Veterans, Homeland Security, Healthcare, Clinicians, Chaplains, Spouses, Retire


Maximum class size is 30.  Please register now to ensure your seating.


 What You'll Learn

  • Fundamentals of Peer Support
    • Best practices
    • Key ingredients
    • Core competencies
    • Roles and responsibilities
    • Differences between clergy, crisis responders, chaplain, peer, mental health professionals
    • Becoming a bridge builder
    • Ethics
  • Understanding Stress and Communication
    • Neurobiology of stress
    • Impact of Hyper-vigilance
    • Pit of crisis
    • Domains of stress
    • Stress management
    • Resiliency and self-care
    • Communication loop
    • Poor communication
    • Active listening
    • Helpful habits
    • Developing trust, confidence and credibility,
    • Barriers to listening
    • Trauma informed care
  • P.E.E.R. C.A.R.E. Method (tm)
    • What is a Connect P.E.E.R.?
    • C.A.R.E. Method(tm)
    • Peer support follow up
    • Communication through Pit of Crisis
    • Diving in the Pit
  • Individual and Department Considerations
    • Occupational hazards
    • Barriers tot Peer Support
    • Maladaptive coping
    • First responder domestic violence
    • Mental health issues
    • Depression and anxiety
    • Addictions
    • Alcoholism
    • Suicide
    • Grief and bereavement
  • Prevention and Outreach
    • Resiliency and Wellness
    • Community Resources
  • The spiritual, psychological, and physiological impact of traumatic stress.
  • The prevalence and cost of traumatic incidents.
  • Means of integrating one’s faith into crisis response intervention.

CAREForce provides organizational development, training, and practical response to individuals and organizations in crisis. Trained chaplains working within a triad of care consisting of mental health, peer support and chaplains, provide physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and spiritual support following a critical incident.

Training Represented

Adam Davis Ministries
Armed Forces Mission
Calvary Steel Ministries
Cassidy Joined for Hope
California Peace Officer Standards and Training
California Specialized Training Institute
Center for Domestic Preparedness, Homeland Security Indirect Trainer
Clinical Pastoral Education International
Counseling Team International
FBI National Academy Comprehensive Officer Resiliency Training
Grace Center for Spiritual Development
Grace School of Theology
His Whole House
Integrative Recovery Foundation
International Conference of Police Chaplains
International Coach Alliance
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
Joyful Child Foundation
Living Shield Ministries
National Council for Behavioral Health
PTSD Foundation
Reflective Life Media
The Remembrance Project
Resiliency Science Institute, Inc
Salvation Army National Disaster Training
Spiritual Care Center
Stronger Alliance

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