WHAT: The Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police will be hosting a three day crisis intervention and peer support training (GRIN) taught by Tom Greenhalgh
WHEN: September 18th, 19th and 20th
WHERE: D.O.C. Headquarters
COST:$199 for all three days!
REGISTRATION: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-286-5935 to register.
Critical incident debriefings conducted by peer supporters is the best practice in place now for addressing the immediate reactions to traumatic stress for law enforcement officers. Critical incident debriefings and counseling sessions help officers to decompress after these experiences. Though officers might typically feel embarrassed or intimidated by the idea of seeking professional help for critical incident management, speaking with fellow officers is far easier. This training will give you the skills needed to help your fellow officers through difficult situations.
Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy, rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention that requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called "emotional first aid." This first part of the program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention.
Tom Greenhalgh, LICSW, has been involved in the Public Safety field for over 34 years. Recently retired as a Police Lt. / Paramedic, Tom is the Co-Director for the Greater Lowell CISM Team in MA, a Faculty member with both the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and the Resilient Sciences Institute, is a Peer/Staff Clinician at the On-Site Academy in MA, serves as the co-founder and Executive Director of National Public Safety Solutions Inc., and as the President/Director of Education for the Merrimack Valley Training Center, Inc. He holds both a MACJ and a MSW with an emphasis on public safety and military issues.