Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

On-Target Mental Health Awareness and Response for Law Enforcement

Course Information

Course ID: 19-032
Course Start: 11/1/2019
Course End: 11/1/2019
Course Time: 11/1/2019 8:00 AM to 11/1/2019 4:00 PM
Course Days: F
Course Hours: 8.00

Location Information

705 East 4th Street
Hobart, IN 46342

Pricing Information

Member Tuition: 150.00
Non Member Tuition: 150.00

Class Participant Information

Class Maximum Size: 0

Course Description

To register for this course click HERE.

FEE: $150.00 ($125.00 if 3 or more from the same agency)

Who should attend: This one day course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from chief executive officer and all sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel. This seminar is will provide an overview of mental health issues and responses that law enforcement may/ will encounter. Law enforcement as first responders respond to thousands of service calls every year involving individuals with mental health crisis. With a myriad of different type of mental health conditions, it is critical for law enforcement to be able to identify the type of mental health issue(s) involved. Law enforcement must respond appropriately not only for the benefit of the individual but also to ensure that the situation does not escalate further.


 This seminar will also identify the causes and intervention techniques to respond to the epidemic of police suicides. Topics Include: 

• Signs & Symptoms of Mental Health 

• Types of Mental Illness 

• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

• Depression 

• Psychotic Disorders 

• Identify Crisis Intervention and Benefits to Law Enforcement 

• Practice Crisis Recognition 

• Treatment Types for Mental Health 

• Hospitalization for Mental Health 

• Resources for Both Law Enforcement and Subject 

• Police Stress/Suicide 

• Causes of Police Stress/Suicide 

• Officer Wellness 

• Intervention Techniques of Police Stress/Suicide 


Your Presenter: 

Carrie Steiner is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the First Responders Wellness Center, a private practice full service agency to meet the needs of police and first responders’ emotional wellness. As a psychologist, she conducts police and public safety psychological evaluations and specializes in trauma therapy. Further, she develops wellness programs for police departments and does de-briefings after critical incidents. Dr. Steiner is a certified trauma professional and member of the ILCAP and ICAP. Dr. Steiner is a 13-year former Chicago Police Officer, Crisis Intervention Team Leader, peer support member, and Chicago Police Academy instructor. 

Course Materials

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