Check Out the First “Safe Call Now” Conference

“Safe Call Now” the tremendous organization that provides a crisis hotline for first responders are hosting their first conference on addiction and mental health issues found in and around the public safety sector.

Saturday, November 6, 2010
Eastside Church, Bothell, WA
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Safe Call Now is a quality, confidential & comprehensive crisis referral service for public safety employees & their families nationwide.

Safe Call Now will be providing a day of education for all first responders, families and supporters. (All  first  responders  to  include,  but  not  limited  to: law  enforcement,  fire  fighters,  corrections, civilian  support   staff  and  family  members.)

Learn about addiction and mental health in/around the public safety sector

Date: Saturday, November 6, 2010
Location: Eastside Church 14520 100th Ave. NE Bothell, WA 98041
Time: 9 a.m. ␣ 4 p.m.  (Registration begins at 8 a.m.)
Cost: $20 donation recommended

Please RSVP by October 23rd at or call (206) 849-4011

Safe Call Now is a quality, confidential & comprehensive crisis referral service for public safety employees & their families nationwide.

There is a minimum $20 donation recommended

All proceeds go to Safe Call Now

Register: or call: Julie Kakaley (206) 849-4011

Special Guest Invitation: Congressman Dave Reichert:
Safe Call Now is about people, about savings lives and putting families back together.  This innovative program has and will save more lives than anyone could have imagined.”

Sean  Riley
Founder  &  Executive  Director Safe  Call  Now

The First Annual Safe Call Now Conference Agenda
8:00  a.m.  to  9:00  a.m.  Registration
Continental  Breakfast  -­  sponsored by Hazelden, Springbrook
Welcome by Sheriff John Lovick of Snohomish, County Washington

9:00  a.m.  to 10:00  a.m.  Keynote  Speaker
Sean  Riley of  Safe  Call  Now

10:15  a.m.  to 10:30  a.m.   Break with time to View  Exhibits

10:30  a.m. to  11:30  a.m.  “Biology  of  Addiction and Addiction  in  the  Workplace”
Vern  Williams,  MD,  Director,  Health  Care  Professionals   Program  at Hazelden,  Springbrook

11:30  a.m. to  12:30  p.m.  Lunch

12:30  p.m. to  1:30  p.m.  “Grief  Recovery”
Rev.  Bill  Starr,  D.  Min.,  MAC,  CDP  -­  Chaplain,  Sundown  M.   Ranch

1:30  p.m. to  2:30  p.m.  “Stress  &  PTSD”
Laura  A.  Brodie,  Ph.D,  Clinical  &  Forensic  Psychologist

2:30  p.m. to  2:45  p.m. Break with time to View  Exhibits

2:45  p.m. to  3:45  p.m.  First Responders Panel
Panel  of  public  safety  personnel  in  recovery

3:45  p.m. to  4:00  p.m.  Closing  Remarks
Where  to  get  help   Sean  Riley of  Safe  Call  Now was founded to provide information and strategies to help police officers successfully survive their careers.  We help law enforcement officers and their agencies prepare for the risks that threaten their existence.

We do this by Helping Law Enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful lives on the job and beyond.  We think the best strategy is for each officer to create a tactical plan for their own life and career.

The Law Enforcement Survival Institute (LESI)
works with individuals and organizations to help them create and sustain success in their lives and careers as law enforcement professionals.  It is the primary goal of The Law Enforcement Survival Institute to become the preeminent source for training, resources and information about how to create and sustain a happy, healthy and successful life and career while providing superior law enforcement service to your community.

About Editor

John Marx was a Police Officer for twenty-three years and served as a Hostage Negotiator for nineteen of those years. He worked as a patrol officer, media liaison officer, crime prevention officer and burglary detective. Also during his career he served as administrator of his city's Community Oriented Governance initiative through the police department's Community Policing project. Today John combines his skills to consult with businesses about improving both their security and their customer service programs. John retired from law enforcement in 2002. When one of his friends, also a former police officer, committed suicide at age 38, John was devastated and began researching the problems that stress creates for police officers. He decided he needed to do something to help change those problems and he wanted to give something back to the profession that gave him so much. He started a project that has evolved into Put simply, the mission of CopsAlive is to save the lives of those who save lives! gathers information, strategies and tools to help law enforcement professionals plan for happy, healthy and successful careers, relationships and lives.
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  1. Hi LeRoy,
    Thank you for the information and thank for for all that you are doing to assist those in need of help!

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