'Getting Home Safely Every Night' - New Shifts You can Make For the Safety of Yourself AND the Citizens You Encounter

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.

Description

Numerous highly publicized law enforcement encounters that have ended in use of deadly force over the last several years have caused a firestorm of controversy—and have left law enforcement officers and the citizens they protect and serve more on edge than perhaps any time in U.S. history. With the public and police officers alike feeling misunderstood, afraid, and scrutinized like never before, the average citizen encounter has grown dramatically more challenging, and the potential consequences of any miscues or misunderstandings have only increased in magnitude and severity.

What can those of us in law enforcement do, as a practical matter, to better “protect and serve“ those to whom we have sworn duties, while still keeping a proper eye out for our own safety as well? In this highly interactive workshop, we will use a series of movie clips to generate lively, “real-world” discussion of the day-to day challenges, risks, and hurdles that law enforcement personnel face on the job, and to identify practical strategies for navigating or mitigating them. The workshop will be facilitated by three trained professionals who have dedicated their careers to effective and practical conflict resolution and stress management in the fields of law, law enforcement, and counseling. And best of all, you will have a chance to comment on and participate in the discussion, and to help one another identify and implement the most effective strategies for truly “keeping the peace” wherever possible.

Speaker
Michael Kahn, LPC, JD
Chris Osborn, JD

Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Objectives

  • Be alert for and recognize the signs of mental or cognitive disabilities like Asperger’s syndrome or autism that may interfere with a subject’s ability to communicate or cooperate—especially under pressure
  • Understand and be aware of hidden or unconscious biases that may be at work in a citizen encounter
  • Employ the skills of non-violent communication, active listening, and conflict resolution to keep confrontations from escalating into conflagrations
  • Incorporate simple, memorable, practical strategies for managing your own and a subject’s stress-induced responses that can be triggered before, during, and after, a challenging encounter

Contact

Jorge O Rudko, BTech, CI, 704-512-6576

Sessions

Status
Open
Presenter(s)
Michael Kahn, M.Ed, LPC, JD
Date(s)
Jun 21, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
Credit
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - NBCC Hours
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Jun 21, 2018
Time
9:00 AM - 1:15 PM
Location
Charlotte AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$99.00
Pre-registration Fee (before Jun 14). Breakfast Provided.
Credits
0.40
CEU
4.00
Contact Hours
4.00
NBCC Hours