Are You OK? Recognizing & Coping with First Responder Trauma -Birmingham

Dates: June 10, 2024

Meets: M from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Birmingham Police Academy
401 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205

APOST Hours: 6.00

Cost: $0.00

Are You OK? Recognizing & Coping with First Responder Trauma -Birmingham

Location: Birmingham Police Academy
       401 6th Avenue South
       Birmingham, AL 35205

Six APOST Contact Hours

Description: Have you recently had any of the following thoughts or behaviors?
" Spoke loudly to others to get their attention
" Yelled at someone who is "just plain dumb"
" Felt shaky after an irritating encounter
" Felt your anger is justified
" Assumed certain categories of people are lying if their lips are moving
" See the world as "them" versus "us"
" Felt an urge to punish "them"

If so, this course is for you. Through class discussions, role-playing, and self-analysis tests, we will identify work-related stressors and then discuss ways to Prevent, Reduce, or Cope with those thoughts and behaviors.

Instructor: Frank Higginbotham
Frank retired as a Lieutenant in the Alabama Bureau of Investigations, Alabama Department of Public Safety. He has 19 years in Patrol (to include 17 years on the SWAT Team), four years as a full-time instructor at the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center, and four years with the Alabama Bureau of Investigations. Since November 2012, Frank is the Financial Crimes Investigator with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Pensacola, FL. He teaches Forensic Accounting and Personal Financial Planning and Introduction to White Collar Criminal Investigations at the University of West Florida. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Firearms Instructor.

Sponsors: This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #2024-DJ-02-97 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.


Cancellation Policy

**Online Self-Cancellation: You may now remove/cancel yourself from a class or waiting list online! Self-Cancellations online can only be completed up until two days prior to the start date of the class. Please log in to your account, click on Registration History, then Current Courses, and then you may choose the classes you need to cancel. If you need to cancel in less than two days prior, please contact our office at [email protected].
No Shows: Most of our classes have waiting lists and we need to know ASAP if you are not able to attend. We are tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don’t notify us prior to the start of class).
Fee: $0.00

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