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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2019 Impact of Trauma on Law Enforcement Conference

Start Date: 9/17/2019 8:30 AM EDT
End Date: 9/18/2019 4:30 PM EDT

Newport News, VA  United States 

2019 Impact of Trauma on Law Enforcement Conference

September 17-18, 2019 ~ Newport News, VA

Law enforcement officers are often exposed to traumatic events and the cumulative effects of witnessing human suffering and tragedies. While law enforcement officers are trained to handle the most critical incidents, like homicides and active shooter events, the daily accumulation of stress, anxiety, and trauma are rarely addressed. Such exposure can weaken the mental well-being of officers and affect their ability to perform their duties to the public and live healthy lives outside of work. The potential long-term effects of trauma in police officers may additionally lead to behavioral dysfunction such as substance abuse, aggression, and suicide.

To assist in addressing these concerns, the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services is pleased to offer this two-day training conference on the impact of trauma on law enforcement to provide information, awareness, resiliency tools, and support.  The conference will include personal stories from officers involved in nationally recognized events, like the San Bernardino officer shooting,  Boston Marathon bombing, the Sandy Hook tragedy, and other officer involved shootings and more.

Do not miss this essential training opportunity for both sworn and retired law enforcement officers. Lodging scholarships are available!

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