Unexpected Nightmares – PTSD
I wanted to follow-up on the training. We are going to move it to the CAFMA Administrative multipurpose room at 8603 E Eastridge Drive. The timeframe is the same and the training will be worth your time. If there are any questions, please let me know.
The Training Division has opened registration for an upcoming presentation. I was able to attend this lecture at a conference and cannot say enough about it. The speaker gives an incredibly detailed and harrowing account for a routine call gone bad and it doesn’t end there. He opens up about his life after the event and how he survived not only the physical injury but also the emotional injury that is waiting for all of us. Please take a look at the flyer and attend if you can. This lecture is part of the ISO course that is being offered.
The date is Friday November 9th from 0900-1200
Thanks for your time and hope to see you there!
This presentation will help attendees:
Understand the exact definition of PTSD
Realize the importance of having a mental health plan for first responders
Learn a systematic approach to establishing different mental health techniques to their department
Become educated about the treatment of PTSD with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Recognize the importance of having the RIGHT mental health clinicians available
Who is BEN VERNON?
On June 24, 2015, Ben’s life changed. While responding to a “routine medical assistance” call, he was stabbed multiple times by a bystander. The incident and the ensuing ordeal left Ben with a changed perspective.
Ben shares his story so that others, who may be going through a similar situation, can know that what they are experiencing is not their fault and that they are not alone. He wants others to know the impact this kind of event can have on a person, and how best to help someone who is going through crisis.