This two day training module is taught by author and former Marine, Silouan Green. He has worked with the military, law enforcement, and other first responders for over a decade on issues of resiliency, peer support, suicide prevention and mental fitness. A survivor of a tragic jet crash as a US Marine and someone who overcame severe PTSD and suicidal ideations, he understands personally what it takes to overcome the trials and traumas of life to live with meaning and purpose. As a mentor and teacher to many police departments and law enforcement officers across the country, he is committed to helping them all “come home”.
Law enforcement is facing a host of pressures: morale, budgeting, staffing, a hostile media environment, and a myriad of other issues. In many ways, their struggle to “come home” can be as challenging as that of a military veteran.
This class will increase the resiliency of officers while equipping them to train and respond to their fellow officers. A resilient, pro-active department focused on mental fitness increases performance, morale, retention, and recruitment.
Upon Completion: Participants Will Be Able To:
Investigate the connection between suicide, PTSD, and the traumas of service
Address the impact of service on family and personal issues and how to find balance at work and at home
Better understand the mindset of a veteran whose head is still on the battlefield
Learn tools for helping officers make healthy transitions from conditions of trauma
Create a culture of resiliency and pro-active community awareness for first responder issues
Learn and use simple peer support tools that can be used in your department and your community
Promote a culture of mental fitness that makes your officers stronger and more resilient
Respond quicker to officers in crisis to decrease the risks of self-mediation, family troubles, and suicide