Psycho-educational program SHIFT Wellness | Justice Bureau Programs

This workshop is for people exposed to traumatic materials and situations in the course of their work.

The course is taught by a law enforcement officer and mental health professional with experience working with law enforcement professionals to provide a multidisciplinary approach to mental health and wellbeing. It will provide professionals who may have experienced vicarious trauma and who may interact with offenders (e.g. law enforcement officers, forensic analysts, prosecutors, probation and parole, etc.) , an opportunity to learn more about the causes and symptoms of negative effects that may arise due to their functions and effective mitigation strategies and tools to help them build resilience.

Participants will learn about stress and vicarious trauma, the potential psychological impacts of exposure to traumatic material during an investigation, and explore the signs and symptoms of stress reactions.

The course will pay particular attention to identifying resilience skills and how to integrate support from others, such as family, colleagues and mental health professionals, as a proactive approach to well-being. be.

Who should attend:
Forensic Analysts
Legal aid
Probation/Conditional Release
Advocacy Officers
Forensic interviewers
Community service providers
Social workers
Employee Assistance Program

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