$50 – $80

Improving Your Mental Health and Wellness

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City of Seattle Joint Training Facility

9401 Myers Way S

Seattle, WA 98108

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This two day training is for all first responders, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, professional staff and spouses who work in 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 your mental health and well-being so you can maintain a enjoyable career and live a healthy life.

Speakers and Topics

Stress is Killing Us - Bruce Wind, Seattle PD Retired- With a dash of irreverence in his voice and a pinch of street language, Officer Bruce Wind presents Stress is Killing Us, a locker room approach to taking care of yourself and your fellow First Responders. At the very start, Officer Wind projects a huge ‘I’m sorry’ on the screen and explains that 37-years of patrol work has left him a bit unpolished. After nearly a million miles in a patrol car, 22-years as a hostage/crisis negotiator, and 20-years as a peer counselor, Bruce has found his passion in retirement helping other first responders.

Post Traumatic Growth, A Positive Change - Mike Washington, Seattle Firefighter- Mike is a Team lead with the Seattle Fire Departments Critical Incident Stress Management Team, which provides basic and immediate mental health assistance to firefighters, military, and civilians in the wake of high impact stressful situations. Mike will take you on his life journey and describe how he grew from the traumatic incidents he endured throughout his life and how you can make a positive change for yourself and others. Mike was recently featured in "Upstanders", a collection of short stories created by Starbuck's, showing various courageous people in America.

Researching Peer Support and Trauma - Martin Lally, Police Officer at the Greater Manchester Police Federation- Martin is an officer and works for the Greater Manchester Police Federation as the Health and Safety/Mental Health and Professional Development Leader. He is also their Trauma Risk Manager.
On May 22 last year he was on holiday in Majorca when he received the news that there had been a terrorist
incident at the Manchester Arena. Over the weeks that passed he was appointed the TRiM Manager and provided peer support intervention to just under 200 officers who worked on the Arena. Martin personally worked with 40 plus officers. Martin's presentation looks at their journey with peer support in relation to trauma, the model they use, and how they effectively used it to tackle the Arena Attack. It also focuses on the lessons learned and details some of the officers reactions and emotions. Martin will be here on a fellowship to visit North America, Canada, and Australia in order to complete the following four points: (1) To assess peer support offered by world forces in relation To primary trauma, secondary trauma and burnout; (2) To assess peer support offered in comparison to Greater Manchester Police and UK policing in the after math of terror or natural disaster (3) Protecting the Protectors - What is in place across the world to prevent vicarious trauma and protect officers that are providing peer support 4) To utilize my influence within the police service and Police Federation Of England And Wales to assess and cascade knowledge locally and nationally to hopefully improve British policing.

HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response - Raquel Lackey and Pickles - Hope AACR is a non-profit organization and their mission is to provide comfort and encouragement through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crises and disasters. Raquel will introduce you to Pickles and explain HOPE ACCR's mission how how they may benefit your organization.

Code 4 NW - Founder Steve Redmond - Code 4 Northwest is an entirely volunteer-run, free, and confidential crisis response and referral network for Washington State active and retired first responders, EMS, corrections, civilian support personnel, and their families. Steve will provide a short presentation about Code 4 NW and how they can help you and your family.

Breaking the Silence, Understanding Trauma - Amy Crawford, PhD, LMFT Trauma Specialist - Amy has been in the field of mental health and addiction medicine for the last 16 years. Throughout this journey, trauma has become her passion and specialty. She has spent the majority of her career treating the invisible wounds of trauma in varied settings with a focus on Military Service Members and First Responders. Amy has had the honor of witnessing over 4,000 trauma accounts. She is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, EMDR, MBSR and is a Registered Yoga Teacher. Amy is in the process of getting her Doctor of Traditional Naturopathy to better understand how natural healing; herbal medicine and nutrition can play an integral role in helping mental wellness. Amy is wildly passionate about the work she gets to do and loves holding the hope for others while they step into their healing and recovery. Amy's presentation will help you learn the basics of traumatic emotional injury including signs and symptoms, impact, the neurobiology of trauma, and ways to recover.

Communicating During Difficult Times: Overcoming Barriers to Getting What You Need - Detective Beth Wareing - Beth is a law enforcement officer with experience and expertise in criminal investigations, use of force review, polygraph, crisis intervention, hostage negotiation and forensic interviewing. She also has clinical experience as a mental health counselor and in the field of Critical incident Stress Management and peer support. Beth discusses recognizing trouble in a relationship, identifying the barriers, characteristics of relationships that last, agreeing to be vulnerable, co-dependency and boundaries, poor communication, assertive communication and active listening. Beth's presentation provides great information for families and all relationships.

Continental breakfast included

*You must register to attend. Early bird registration is $50. Early bird registration with dinner is $80.00 (plus Eventbrite charges) and is available until May 28th. After May 28th ticket prices will increase to $75.00 and $105.00 for registration plus dinner (plus Eventbrite charges). Seats are limited and extremely limited for the dinner.

**On June 12th at 4:30 pm we will be having a networking dinner with most of the speakers at Angelo's in Burien, WA. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas and thoughts with other like minded professionals. Martin Lally is especially looking forward to this event, so he has more time with you to discuss your thoughts on how we may help Greater Manchester Police Federation provide better services to their first responders. Ticket prices are $80.00 (plus Eventbrite charges) which includes your two day registration. (There are only 50 seats avaliable.)

If you are from out of town and need a hotel here are two options.

Coast Gateway Hotel

When you go to the link (http://coa.st/q9fk) you will need to enter Seattle as the destination and the dates you are staying. It should take you to a page with an offer of $179.00 a night. If you have any problems reserving the room, please contact Richard Oh at 206.826.2724 or by email at roh@coasthotelsusa.com


Crowne Plaza, SeaTac, WA.

The group rate for this hotel is $229.00 a night. Parking is $16.00 a night. The group rate for this hotel is valid until May 21, 2018. To book this hotel at the group rate please click on the link below or contact Lindsay Krill at lkrill@cpseattleairport.com


T 206-428-2105
F 206-248-1100
17338 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

To download a flyer please visit www.1stresponderconferences.org




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