“De-escalation Strategies for Minnesota Veterans in Crisis” Training
(8-hour course, 8 Minnesota POST Credits)
Service members experience a unique set of circumstances upon reintegrating into society post deployment. Veterans can suffer physical and psychological after-affects from traumatic experiences that can culminate in injury to themselves, their families and public safety/law enforcement personnel.
This 8-hour course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and capacity of Minnesota law enforcement officers and relevant public safety personnel to recognize the factors that impact the veteran’s ability to reintegrate into their communities and provide verbal tactical tools to effectively defuse potentially life threatening situations. Relevant public safety personnel include: 911 dispatchers, emergency medical service responders, chaplains, jail personnel, and public safety supervisors and administrators.
This training is interactive, based on adult learning principles and is presented using a unique training team consisting of an experienced law enforcement professional/trainer and an experienced military veteran/trainer. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate a set of specific skills and de-escalation strategies that can be used when responding to crisis calls. Course topics include:
> Introduction and background of military veterans
> Identify the stress-related issues
> Conditions of war
> Minnesota Support Resources for Veterans and their Families
> What and Who is a Veteran?
> Learn how to assess the behavior of veterans in crisis when responding
> Learn de-escalation tactics when encountering veterans in crisis situations
> Identify response principles that have proven to be successful
> Utilize Case Study activities to demonstrate successful strategies
UMCPI is honored to have received funding from the State of Minnesota, Office of Justice Programs to deliver this training initiative in locations throughout the State of Minnesota.
Date: October 1, 2015
Location: Forest Lake, MN
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Location: Red Wing, MN
Contact Bill Micklus, Associate Director, at email@example.com or 651-287-7443 if you are interested in hosting this class.
"This project is supported by the Minnesota State Legislature 2013-2016 appropriation through the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Public Safety.”
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