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3rd Annual Texas Resiliency Training for First Responders & Family

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200 W New Hope Dr.

200 West New Hope Drive

Cedar Park, TX 78613

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Join us for our 3rd annual Resiliency Training for First Responders & Family.

This two day training is for all first responders, police, fire, military, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired first responders, professional staff, clinicians and spouses who work in or with the public safety field. (Spouses are encouraged to attend)

The phrase “fit for duty” for public safety professionals has historically only accounted for good physical health for the duties related to one’s job. However, recent evidence-based research indicates that maintaining one’s behavioral health is equally important. It's no secret that physical and mental stress can have serious consequences on your well being. It shouldn't be surprising, then, to learn that researchers have found that working as a public safety professional can contribute to health problems. To combat the health hazards that come with public safety work, we are providing this training to improve resiliency, your mental health and well-being so you can maintain a enjoyable career and live a healthy life.

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Surviving Critical Incidents and Marriage - Lieutenant Cathy Bustos from Cedar Park PD and Corporal Javier Bustos from Austin PD- Javier and Cathy are peer support officers for their police departments. Throughout their careers they have experienced many critical Incidents separately and together. On August 18th, 2010 they experienced the trauma of a line of duty death for a fellow officer and friend at Cathy's police department in Cedar Park, TX. A month later on September 25th, 2010, Javier was in an Officer Involved Shooting in Austin, TX. Cathy & Javier were thrust into a new and changed world. They had to adjust their lives for the "new normal". It is important officers get help in the early days after a critical incident. The days of the macho "shaking it off" are in the past. With a combined 40 plus years of law enforcement experience their mission is to help other officers and their families deal with the stress of Critical Incidents. They serve as Peer Support Team members at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX for quarterly Post Critical Incident Seminars, have several Texas certifications and publish articles for Law Enforcement Today.

Abnormally Normal- Lieutenant Melvin Allick, Texas DPS- Taking a modern look at age old issues, reflecting the Strength, Honor, and Horrors of the First Responder Community. Lt. Allick utilizes, a contemporary delivery approach assured to keep you engaged, as he provides insightful, and researched facts to a meaningful and passionate discussion about the “Y” so many responders are leading their lives to divorce, substance abuse and suicide.

Mental Health in the First-Responder Community and Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Address Trauma-Induced Symptoms- Erica Uberhagen, LCDC and was a former police officer- This presentation contains the most up-to-date and available statistics on law enforcement suicides and PTSD prevalency rates and a brief discussion on the presenter’s journey from decorated police officer to homeless alcoholic and how undiagnosed and untreated PTSD almost cost her life. The session addresses the use and inefficacy of maladaptive such as alcohol consumption (choir practice), gambling, sexual promiscuity, and other potentially harmful short-term solutions as a means to reduce or alleviate job-related anxiety and provides an overview of PTSD’s recognizable symptomology congruent with the DSM-V’s diagnostic criteria. The presenter uses easy to understand language to educate, create awareness, and to stress the importance of mental health in the first responder community and highlights the importance of eradicating the stigma associated with first responders needing, seeking, and receiving formal mental health services. The last portion of the session provides a few simple mindfulness-based techniques to combat anxiety and enhance mental wellbeing.

Mitigating Personal Crisis in Public Safety Environments - Jennet Sullivan, Accreditation and Compliance Coordinator, Cedar Park Police Department- Public Safety personnel have a lot going on – even in a 9-1-1 Center, where action is generally heard, not seen. Sometimes a combination of factors create a stressful environment that negatively affects first responders, including telecommunicators. Adding personal crisis is not a matter of if, but when. Jennet shares her story navigating through personal crisis while working in a Communications Center. This session will provide some “dos and don’ts” for coworkers and individuals who see early warning signs in others. Discussion will include empathy, common defense mechanisms, gathering information, and short term and long term goals to help you meet the challenges facing you or your coworkers within the 9-1-1 Center, Police, Fire, or EMS Departments

Training Together, Saving Each Other- Firefighter Jeremy Meglasson Pflugerville Fire Department-Recollecting the endeavor to work better together for the good of the community, the endeavor that is making us stronger.

Broken and Still Standing - Bryan Flatt, TMPA Training Coordinator - The goal of Bryan's presentation, "Broken and Still Standing" is to give you some insight of his personal and professional struggles and how he learned to overcome them. Bryan didn’t grow up dreaming of working in law enforcement. It just happened. Two months into his career he was almost killed. Some bad men wanted out of jail and Bryan got in their way. For over two decades He saw the worst of society as many of you have also seen and he worked with some of the finest people in Texas. It made him stronger or so he thought. Every time he would climb to the proverbial mountain top, he would eventually fall into the valley. From struggles with his family life, his health, his faith, and the loss of friends Bryan has made it his mission to help the law enforcement community live better lives. He may be Broken but he is Still Standing.

Trauma and Resilience - Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW- Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates (TGA), PA a clinical practice in Austin, TX that is focused on promoting resilience, critical incident response and peer support team training and activation. As a leading national clinician in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Glenn specializes in working with emergency responders, military and the aviation community. This workshop is designed to educate participants on the types and effects of stress that confront professionals who serve in stressful occupations. The course employs hands-on, reality based examples that are both useful and enlightening, as well as lessons learned from the experiences of the instructor. Participants will be provided with the necessary tools to recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of stress, to recognize the types of incidents that will need follow-up care, and effective ways for managing stress. This fast-paced workshop utilizes lecture with PowerPoint, and videos.

Continental breakfast included and lunch

*You must register to attend. Early bird registration is $100. Early bird registration is $100.00 (plus Eventbrite charges) and is available until December 19th. After December 19th ticket prices will increase to $125.00 (plus Eventbrite charges). We encourage you to bring your spouse, a significant other or a friend to this important event. We are offering buy one get one half off registrations. Early bird registrations is $150.00 for two tickets. Seats are limited!

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