Public Safety De-escalation Tactics for Military Veterans in Crisis

Course Overview

This course provides public safety personnel (i.e. law enforcement, fire, EMS and 911 dispatchers) with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to defuse crisis situations that can arise when veterans reintegrate into their communities.  Military veterans experience a unique set of circumstances upon returning to civilian society post-deployment.  They can suffer physical and psychological aftereffects from traumatic experiences that can lead to injury to themselves, their families and public safety/law enforcement personnel.  

Agencies who send trainers for the train the trainer component will be able to bring the course back to their own organizations for ongoing delivery.  

Training Day 1 – Designated agency trainers, along with general public safety personnel, may attend this  8 -hour, “Public Safety De-escalation Tactics for Military Veterans in Crisis” course.  Topics include:

  • Wartime stressors
  • Stress-related disorders
  • Reintegration challenges of returning veterans
  • De-escalation techniques for veterans in crisis
  • Support resources

Agency trainers must attend Day 1 to observe delivery by experienced instructors in an actual classroom setting as a prerequisite for Day 2.

Training Day 2 – Agency trainers return to attend the train-the-trainer module.   Topics include:

  • Curriculum goals and learning objectives
  • Instructional skills and adult based learning techniques
  • Methodologies to enhance delivery and student learning
  • Instructional “teach-back” practice sessions

Each agency trainer will receive an instructional package that includes  reproducible materials and resources (lesson plans, Instructor Manual, Participant Guide, PowerPoint slides, videos, and materials to facilitate  activities and class break-out sessions).  Ongoing technical assistance will be provided to agency trainers as they deliver the course throughout their organizations.

Contact Bill Micklus, Associate Director at [email protected] or 651-287-7443 if you would like more information about this training.