SHIFT Wellness Psycho Educational Program - Glen Ellyn, IL

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SHIFT Wellness Psycho Educational Program - Glen Ellyn, IL

SHIFT: Supporting Heroes In mental health Foundational Training

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Glen Ellyn Police Department 65 South Park Boulevard Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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SHIFT: Supporting Heroes In mental health Foundational Training

 This workshop is for individuals exposed to traumatic material and situations during the course of their work. The course is taught by a law enforcement officer and a mental health professional with experience working with law enforcement professionals to provide a multidisciplinary approach to mental health & wellness. It will offer professionals who may have experienced vicarious trauma and who may interact with offenders (e.g., law enforcement officers, forensic analysts, prosecutors, probation & parole, etc.), the opportunity to learn about the causes and symptoms of negative effects that may occur as a result of their duties and effective mitigation strategies and tools to help them build resilience. Participants will learn about vicarious stress and trauma, the potential psychological impacts from being exposed to traumatic material during the course of an investigation and explore the signs and symptoms of stress reactions. The course will pay particular attention to identifying resiliency skills, and how to incorporate support from others, such as family, colleagues and mental health professionals as a proactive approach to wellness.


Who should attend?


Forensic analysts



Court workers


Advocacy workers

Forensic interviewers

Community outreach providers



Social workers

Employee Assistance Program



Topics covered:

Physiological Effects and Symptoms of Chronic Exposure to Traumatic Material

Factors that Contribute to Additional Negative Impacts

Resiliency and Coping Skills

Workplace Strategies

Integrating Mental Health Professionals

Family, Friends and Spousal Support

Mental Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Agents Working Together

Self Care Techniques for the Mental Health Professional and Exposed Individual


~Certificates of Attendance will be Provided~ 


Participants will be subject to verification.

 For more information, please visit or call 916-764-9806.

This training is funded by OJJDP Grant No 2019-MC-FX-K009