Public Safety Trauma-Informed 102: Crisis Intervention Training for Corrections
This class will provide Corrections Officers an understanding of crisis intervention and de-escalation techniques, officer safety, an overview of mental illness and diagnoses, suicide assessment, utilization of community resources, and self-care. With an emphasis on Law Enforcement interactions in crisis situations involving inmates with mental health problems, the presenter will utilize didactic and experiential learning strategies, and incorporate case studies and examples as applicable. The range of topics to be addressed include: crisis intervention techniques, mental illness and developmental disabilities, suicide assessment, officer safety, case law, ethics, and liability issues, and self-care for Corrections Officers. The ethical problem of deliberate indifference and responsibility of incorporating self-care as a foundational priority for Officers will also be addressed in this day-long workshop.
- Differentiate mental illnesses from developmental disabilities.
- Identify at least four de-escalation techniques when engaging inmates in crisis.
- Describe four barriers that prevent effective communication with inmates with mental illness.
- Identify three community resources for inmates upon institutional release.
- Identify three ethical bases for Corrections Officers engaging in reflection and self-care.
Course Developer and Presenter:
Sherry L. Harden, Psy.D., ABPP
In practice for 23 years, Dr. Harden began specializing in services to First Responders and Public Safety Agencies in 1998, after graduating from George Fox University. She graduated from WCSO Reserve Academy the same year she was licensed as a psychologist in Oregon (2000), and continued as a Special Deputy as the Team Psychologist for the WCSO CNU.
Dr. Harden provides evaluations, therapy, consultation, and training for (primarily) public safety individuals, families, and organizations. She also provides supervision for Psychologist Residents and students. She has had the opportunity to attend FBI Negotiator school in Quantico (2000), conduct evaluations in Antarctica (2004), and present research in Singapore (2016). Another highlight for Dr. Harden, was serving alongside other psychologists in Rwanda in 2011, learning and exchanging information about healing from community trauma in the aftermath of genocide. Her current passion involves research and training in ethics, ethical failures and their causes, and the effects of trauma on first responders’ decision-making and emotional health.
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