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Basic Law Enforcement Wellness Curriculum Development

Help us develop a basic curriculum on law enforcement wellness

The current version of the Basic LE Wellness Curriculum can always be found here: http://www.copsalive.com/wellnesscurriculum/

As part of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) annual conference being held the last week of March 2014 in Chicago Illinois, several of us are facilitating sessions at the conference in an attempt to develop a Basic Wellness Training Curriculum to be available to everyone in law enforcement.

At the conference, being held at the Chicago Westin Yorktown Center, we will host four breakout sessions and one group panel discussion to draw ideas and create a basic curriculum for future distribution.

In addition to the input from hundreds of ILEETA members we also need your input. We want your ideas, tips, best practices, research and any input that you believe would be helpful or should be included within a basic training program on wellness for law enforcement professionals.

There are several ways to help.

First, you could… attend, or drop in for a day as a guest, at the ILEETA conference March 24-29, 2014 at the Westin Yorktown Center Hotel located in Lombard, Illinois where we will be facilitating several group discussions on this subject.

The two sessions being repeated at the ILEETA conference are:
Topic: Emotional Wellness
Title: New Frontiers in Law Enforcement Emotional Wellness
Facilitators: John Marx & “Coach” Robert Lindsey
Monday March 24th from 0800-0945 hrs. and Thursday March 27th from 1315-1500 hrs.

and

Topic: Physical Wellness
Title: Law Enforcement Physical Fitness: Don’t Cop Out
Facilitators: Mark St. Hilaire & Mark Sherwood
Monday March 24th from 1000-1145 hrs. and Thursday March 27th from 1515-1700 hrs.

Second, you could send me your input directly:

If you are not able to attend the ILEETA conference in Chicago please feel free to send your input to me by email by CLICKING HERE

Third, you can share some quick thoughts by taking the two short surveys we have compiled on Physical and Emotional wellness (see links below)

CLICK HERE to take our Physical Wellness Issues Survey

CLICK HERE to take our Emotional Wellness Issues Survey

Finally, consider taking our CopsAlive.com Personal Threat Assessment Survey which has a number of questions related to this topic of emotional strength and wellness. CLICK HERE to take that survey.

The primary purpose of these two 2014 ILEETA Sessions is to create a basic law enforcement wellness curriculum to be made available to any law enforcement agency for the purpose of instilling wellness practices within that agency.

The descriptions for the two 2014 ILEETA Sessions:

Topic: Emotional Wellness
Title: New Frontiers in Law Enforcement Emotional Wellness
Primary Instructor: John Marx – email: JohnMarx@CopsAlive.com
Secondary Instructor: “Coach” Robert Lindsey
Course Description:
This course will involve active instruction as well as a group discussion exploring the new opportunities in emotional law enforcement wellness. This program is being presented as part of a project to create a Basic Police Wellness Curriculum. This program is being taught in conjunction with the “Law Enforcement Physical Fitness: Don’t Cop Out” ILEETA course. The intention is that these two courses will feed into the ILEETA Panel Discussion on (Wednesday night March 26th???) that will eventually culminate in the creation of a Basic Law Enforcement Wellness Curriculum available to ILEETA members.

Topic: Physical Wellness
Title: Law Enforcement Physical Fitness: Don’t Cop Out
Primary Instructor: Mark St. Hilaire
Secondary Instructor: Mark Sherwood
Course Description:
This course will involve active instruction as well as a group discussion exploring the new opportunities in physical law enforcement wellness. This program is being presented as part of a project to create a Basic Police Wellness Curriculum. This program is being taught in conjunction with the “New Frontiers in Law Enforcement Emotional Wellness” ILEETA course. The intention is that these two courses will feed into the ILEETA Panel Discussion on Thursday night March 27th that will culminate in the creation of a Basic Law Enforcement Wellness Curriculum available to all law enforcement.

There will also be a panel discussion Thursday evening March 27th at 7PM designed to give ILEETA members final input into the basic law enforcement wellness curriculum that will be developed. Throughout the conference four sessions will be held to cull suggestions, ideas, tips and best practices in both physical and emotional wellness. The input sessions to be held on Monday and Thursday are entitled “New Frontiers in Law Enforcement Emotional Wellness” and “Law Enforcement Physical Fitness: Don’t Cop Out”.

In the panel discussion John Marx, Mark St. Hilaire, Coach Robert Lindsey, and Mark Sherwood will discuss their findings and open the floor for final discussions about what should be included in the development of a basic wellness curriculum for law enforcement personnel. The final curriculum will be published, and made available to all law enforcement agencies on www.CopsAlive.com, following the conference.

As always whenever we discuss such issues we want to remind you that if you are suffering right now and need help you can contact the Safe Call Now crisis hotline for first responders at:
1-206-459-3020
You can learn more about their work at their website at: www.SafeCallNow.org

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