The Benefits of Developing a Peer Support Program
Organization(s): Justice Clearinghouse
Jun 27, 2019
3:00pm – 4:00pm (1 hour)
Time Zone: Eastern
It is a tough time to be in law enforcement. The negative climate of change surrounding the field of law enforcement today can cause a tremendous amount of work-related and family stress, which can be a serious threat to the well-being of our law enforcement personnel. During this presentation, trainees will understand the purpose and importance of developing a Peer Support program. They will learn about creating selection criteria to nominate individuals as potential Peer Supporters, and will be able to identify the personal characteristics of effective Peer Supporters to aid in their selection process. They will also learn about the proper training each newly-elected Peer Supporter needs and the importance updated training will provide in order to promote a strong and resilient Peer Support team.