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Saving Blue Lives through Training on PTSD, Suicide, Resilience, and Peer Support
January 16-17, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm700 W. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb, IL 60115(REGISTRATION NOW OPEN)
February 12-13, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm333 S. Main St. in Edwardsville, IL 62025
April 23-24, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm411 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
June 4-5, 2020 | 8:00am – 4:00pm1350 Aurora Ave. in Naperville, IL 60540
The Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA) and Northern Illinois University (NIU) have teamed up to develop a program to assist law enforcement leaders and rank-and-file officers in expanding their knowledge of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it effects police officers. This program is offered at no cost to those attending. First responders are routinely exposed to critical incidents involving exposure to injury or death in others as well as the risk of injury or death to themselves. Research shows, and those in the profession intuitively know, that individual incidents and accumulated exposure can adversely affect the mental and physical health of those involved. The program will include: Learning the symptoms of PTSDConditions that often present with PTSD, such as depression and substance abuseIdentifying ways to bolster resistanceSuicide and conditions such as PTSDMethods for dealing with PTSD without the help of a mental health professionalEffective treatments with the help of a mental health professional NIU has received a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority to conduct six trainings in State Fiscal Year 20. This allows NIU and IPPFA to sponsor two-day seminars on PTSD awareness and dealing with this condition. The seminars will be conducted by a qualified mental healthcare professional with the assistance of experienced sworn personnel with substantial careers in emergency response and investigations.
Illinois Public Pension Fund Association (IPPFA)2587 Millennium Dr., Unit C in Elgin, IL 60124 tel: (630) 784-0406 | fax: (630) 784-0416