From Battlefield to Street: One Uniform to Another

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Course Description:
Public safety personnel who also have dual roles in the military are facing new challenges today. Military life and deployments often can leave the first responder/combat veteran with traumatic experiences that get “triggered” when they return to serve in their public safety roles. The young child struck by a car, entering a burning building, or the need to draw a service weapon can instantly transport our rescuer mentally back to the battlefield. These instances can be anticipated and dealt with but would you know what to do? How do you apply your CISM skills to the combat veteran?

This course is intended for CISM team peers, clinicians, chaplains, military personnel, and anyone else who may be asked to work with public safety personnel who are also in the military such as veteran’s outreach staff. The information shared and skills taught in this course have also been reported to be helpful for those who work with active duty military personnel.

Course Highlights:

  • Types of symptoms present in the returning military veteran
  • Principles of combat stress interventions
  • Challenges being faced not common to previous
  • “Lessons learned” about combat stress/psychological injuries
  • “Deadly Combat Sins”
  • “Battlemind” skills that must be transitioned upon returning home
  • “Triggers” that can remind the military veteran of combat experience
  • Steps of the RESTORE protocol and where it may be used
  • Signs and/or symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Resources for referral and/or additional help

Continuing Education Information:

Two-Day Course

General Contact Hours:

14 Contact Hours: 1.4 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)

*Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

Profession Specific Contact Hours:

  • 14 PDHs for EAPs (Expiration Date – May 31, 2022)
  • 14 CE Credits for National Certified Addiction Counselors (Expiration Date – February 28, 2023)

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Live Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.

Approved Instructor Courses:

It is up to the Approved Instructors or sponsoring agency to apply for profession specific Continuing Education Unit’s if they choose.  Learn more on our CEU Information page.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the certificate of completion as a means for continuing education.