LET692 – 24.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Education is the first step in building an effective peer support program. Support That Saves: A Guide to Building and Sustaining Peer Support is a three-day training opportunity that covers all elements of building and maintaining an effective peer support program. Peer support programs provide many benefits to first responders, including acknowledging the difficulties of response work, strengthening teams, and equipping them to cope effectively. Peer support programs:

  • Provide training to identify risk factors for behavioral and mental health problems.
  • Reduce stigma by encouraging conversations surrounding mental health and normalizing difficult experiences.
  • Create an environment where people feel comfortable approaching one another.
  • Link peers to outside professional resources for additional care when necessary.

Delivered as part of TEEX’s Wellness and Resiliency Program for first responders, the program’s primary goal is to train first responders in culturally competent, trauma-informed, peer-supportive care, so they are prepared to support mental health needs in their communities via face-to-face peer support networks.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Define fundamental principles of first responder peer support.
  • Identify the skills and qualities of an effective peer supporter.
  • Identify peers in need of peer support.
  • Implement best practices for peer support.
  • Implement strategies for self-care while serving in a peer support role.

Suggested Audience

  • First responders and other supporting state personnel that may encounter anyone with workplace stresses while providing services for the community

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 24.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842
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