Date(s) - 04/24/2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seal Beach Police Department
Embassy Consulting Services, LLC, in partnership with the Seal Beach Police Department presents:
The Impact of Trauma for First Responders
First Responders are routinely exposed to traumatic incidents and daily pressures that require a strong and stoic toughness of attitude and temperament. The goal of this training is to create awareness regarding the signs and symptoms of burnout, understand normal reactions to a traumatic incident and to prevent PTSD and police suicide.
Dr. Heather Williams, Regional Peer Support Coordinator, Orange County Sheriff’s Department
As the Regional Peer Support Coordinator, Heather coordinates a team of 100 OCSD personnel, provides crisis, individual and couples counseling, responds to critical incidents and facilitates a modified model of critical incident debriefing countywide. She is the Co-founder of the Orange County Association of Peer Supporters (OCAPS) and works in partnership with a number of police departments statewide to help develop and sustain peer support programs. In addition, Heather speaks statewide on various topics related to public safety stress, trauma and emotional wellness.
Hear from an officer who was involved in several critical incidents including having a “green light” put out on his life that ultimately resulted in PTSD. His journey to recovery included self-medicating to sleep, an arrest for DUI, addiction and rehabilitation. His story of resiliency and the fight for his life is both heartbreaking and inspirational.
Target audience; Police, Fire and EMS personnel
Embassy Consulting Services, LLC, is owned and operated by Josef Levy, Commander (Retired) Long Beach Police Department. Embassy trainings and seminars are not open to the general public. Embassy seminars are for Law Enforcement personnel or those who in some capacity represent law enforcement, public or government agencies. Embassy reserves the right to restrict or deny enrollment or access to any individual.