Post Traumatic Stress Management Training
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NAMI Maine is hosting this free PTSM training to help support the development of peer support teams all across Maine (Except York and Cumberland County). This 2 ½ day training is for certified law enforcement officers only (current and retired). By attending this training, participants are expressing an interest in providing support to fellow officers. Attendees must elect to attend, not be ordered to attend, per the instructors requirements.

12/13/2017 to 12/15/2017
When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to Frida,y December 15, 2017
December 13, 2017 8:30 am to December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Where: Fireside Inn and Suites
376 Main St.
The Governors Ballroom
Waterville, Maine  04901
United States
Presenter: Paul Pinette, LCSW
Contact: Jenna Mehnert

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Post Traumatic Stress Management Training is based on the foundation of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), which was developed by Jeff Mitchell originally used to support Police, Fire, EMS and other first responders. This Trauma Informed PTSM training includes interventions that are carefully, mindfully structured to help in the reduction of threat detection behaviors and to help trauma survivors externalize traumatic events, and identify resources to cope with such loss. Human exposure to sudden death from illness, suicide, homicide, accident or other sudden tragedy can have a devastating long-lasting impact on the quality of life. This is especially true for our first responder population, where research continually affirms potential long-term detrimental impact to police, fire and EMS staff of repeated exposure to traumatic stress. Individuals trained in Post Traumatic Stress Management can appropriately address and support the individual and collective reactions to traumatic events. This training requires active participation of attendees, as it is highly interactive and experiential. The basic tenet of PTSM training philosophy maintains that, those most affected by the trauma must be given the opportunity to play a central role in the resolution and recovery from the trauma. The Basic Certificate PTSM Course will offer trainees the opportunity to learn concrete ways of communicating about basic and advanced concepts of traumatic stress.

This training is intended for officers located north of Augusta.