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A Quick Look at Law Enforcement Mental Health Resources (Chaplaincy, Peer Support, Employee Assistance Programs)

August 30, 2019

Andrea Fata (USSS –EAP) has graciously put together the following Mental Health resources

IACP Psychological Services Section (IACP has ample resources in general for Command Staff issues around law enforcement mental health)

Peer Support and Training-

  • IACP “Peer Support Guidelines” Policechiefmagazine.org Aug 2011 Vol. LXXVIII no. 81 PDF Http://www.peersupport.com    (Textbook: ‘cop to cop;)
  • Peer Support Training Institute
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)
  • CopsAlive.com  (offers training on peer support and other information)
  • Law Enforcement Survival Institute
  • ‘Armor Yourself Training Program (8 hr hands-on, how-to seminar for officers and agencies)

Chaplains

EAP (Employee Assistance Programs)

  • Human Resources can bid and search for EAP programs
  • HR-guide.com
  • Contact other agencies to see who they use for their EAP
  • EAP’s can help train command staff about talking with and referring officers, personnel etc..for help.

Additional Information/Resources

  • Tearsofacop.com
  • Law Enforcement Survival Institute
  • ‘Armor Yourself Training Program (8 hr hands-on, how-to seminar for officers and agencies)
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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