Post Traumatic Stress Management Training
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The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office and NAMI Maine are hosting this free PTSM training to help support the development of peer support teams all across Maine. 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.

3/28/2018 to 3/30/2018
When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to Friday, March 30, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Black Bear Inn
4 Godfrey Drive
Conference Room
Orono, Maine  04473
United States
Presenter: Paul Pinette, LCSW
Contact: Jenna Mehnert
(207) 907-0303


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Post Traumatic Stress Management Training (PTSM) is based on the foundation of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), which was developed by Jeff Mitchell and 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, 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.