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  • Contains 1 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 06/11/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    During this session, we will share strategies and approaches for maintaining family support and wellness through generational shifts, where a divide can develop between officers who are close to retirement and newer officers. Agencies should consider different generational needs as they develop their family programming.

    During this session, we will share strategies and approaches for maintaining family support and wellness through generational shifts, where a divide can develop between officers who are close to retirement and newer officers. Agencies should consider different generational needs as they develop their family programming.  The speakers for this session are Captain Heather Massey and Police Administrative Assistant Stephanie Smith with the Liberty (MO) Police Department. They are are essential members of their agency’s wellness programming who have been proactive in creating innovative approaches to increase family engagement within their agency  

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    The Family Wellness Speaker Series are virtual presentation on the topic of family support by experts in the fields. These monthly sessions are free and will take place from May to September 2024. The audience is agency representatives interested in supporting the families of their officers. The funder is Motorola Solutions Foundation.

    The Family Wellness Speaker Series are virtual presentation on the topic of family support by experts in the fields. These monthly sessions are free and will take place from May 2024 to September 2024. The topic for this session is suicide prevention. The session will include a discussion on how agencies can integrate officer families into prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts. The speaker for this session is Dr. Edward Keane, a police psychologist with the Danbury (CT) Police Department) and the co-chair of the Suicide Prevention working group for the IACP Officer Safety and Organization Wellness Section.

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    Matt Langer, IACP Global Policing Director, provides thought provoking comments and inspiration for enforcement officers and agents tasked with road policing and traffic safety.

    Matt Langer, IACP Global Policing Director, provides thought provoking comments and inspiration for enforcement officers and agents tasked with road policing and traffic safety. He highlights personal experience from his policing career with emphasis on the vital role of roadside enforcement in a safe systems approach to reducing traffic fatalities. Lastly, he underscores the need for professionalism, accountability, and a focus on the mission of making roads safer, encouraging the traffic agents to use resources from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

    Matt Langer

    Director of Global Policing

    International Association of Chiefs of Police

    Matt Langer joined the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as the Director of Global Policing on April 8, 2024. Prior to this role, Matt served for 25 years with the Minnesota State Patrol. He held a variety of roles over his career including road patrol Trooper, crash reconstruction specialist, Lieutenant of fleet and asset management, public information officer, Staff Captain overseeing homeland security and traffic safety grants, Major of metropolitan operations, Lieutenant Colonel/Assistant Chief for three years, and served for 10 years as the Colonel/Chief of the State Patrol.

    During his tenure as Chief, he oversaw significant projects such as the deployment of body worn cameras, cultural change related to vehicle pursuit policy and training, alignment of agency activity with data-driven approaches to reduce traffic fatalities while also garnering public and legislative support, and the steady growth of budgets to support the mission of the organization across the State of Minnesota. Leading through the COVID-19 pandemic and the remarkable challenges in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death presented opportunity for organizational learning on many levels.
    Matt has been active with the IACP for many years. He served on the Board of Directors, as General Chair of the State and Provincial Policing Division, and as Chair of the Roadway Safety Committee. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration. As a lifelong learner, he has taken part in many executive level training programs. Matt is active in his local church, serves on boards, and is humbled by the many awards he has received for his contributions to policing in Minnesota and the traffic safety mission.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    The session will include a discussion on how agencies can integrate officer families into prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts.

    The topic for this session is suicide prevention. The session will include a discussion on how agencies can integrate officer families into prevention, intervention, and postvention efforts. The speaker for this session is Dr. Edward Keane, a police psychologist with the Danbury (CT) Police Department) and the co-chair of the Suicide Prevention working group for the IACP Officer Safety and Organization Wellness Section.

  • Contains 55 Product(s)

    The 2024 Officer Safety and Wellness Symposium is for public safety professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive officer safety and wellness strategies. Virtual registration for the 2024 OSW Symposium will give you access to three live-streamed general sessions (March 1-3, 2024) and dozens of pre-recorded workshops only available through IACPlearn. All workshops listed in the educational program will be available virtually, unless indicated otherwise, and will be accessible on-demand to view at your leisure. Virtual attendees will learn about building resilience, financial wellness, injury prevention, peer support programs, physical fitness, proper nutrition, sleep deprivation, stress, mindfulness, suicide prevention, and more.

    The Officer Safety and Wellness Virtual Conference is for public safety professionals to learn from experts in the field about resources and best practices when developing comprehensive officer safety and wellness strategies. Virtual registration for the 2024 Officer Safety and Wellness will give you access to three live-streamed general sessions (March 1-3, 2024) and dozens of pre-recorded workshops only available through IACPlearn. All workshops listed in the educational program will be available virtually, unless indicated otherwise, and will be accessible on-demand to view at your leisure. Virtual attendees will learn about building resilience, financial wellness, injury prevention, peer support programs, physical fitness, proper nutrition, sleep deprivation, stress, mindfulness, suicide prevention, and more. 

    If you encounter any issues, please contact us at: 

    learn@theiacp.org

    800-THE-IACP

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This session explores the growth that can come from difficult times and challenging situations. Presenters will introduce the concept of post-traumatic growth and how finding meaning from experiences can be protective and strengthening for resilience and overall mental health and wellness.

    Presentation Description: In life and work, the challenges will keep coming. This session explores the growth that can come from difficult times and challenging situations. Presenters will introduce the concept of post-traumatic growth and how finding meaning from experiences can be protective and strengthening for resilience and overall mental health and wellness.

    • Upon completion, participants will be able to understand what happens to your neurological, physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual health when you listen to traumatic stories day after day by exploring the characteristics of post-traumatic growth and vicarious trauma.
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to safeguard well-being by examining how meaning-making can be used as a powerful protective factor.
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize the characteristics of growth including greater appreciation of life, sense of increased personal strength, and the sense for greater possibilities.

    Anthony Maez

    Deputy Commander

    The Innocent Justice Foundation

    Anthony Maez, BS is a recognized national trainer and lecturer in various areas of law enforcement. He has provided extensive training on violent crime investigations, technology used to stalk, internet crimes against children, and human trafficking investigations. Drawing on his vast knowledge, he authored several investigative guides for law enforcement and prosecutors in these critical subjects.

    Beth Medina

    CEO/Program Director

    The Innocent Justice Foundation

    Beth Medina, MFT serves as the CEO/Program Director at The Innocent Justice Foundation where she works in collaboration with the SHIFT and HART teams and provides oversight for the programs. Beth has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit, education and mental health fields. She is an International speaker, trainer and advocate on topics related to trauma recovery and mental health and wellness. She holds a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a B.A. in Political Science/History.

    Anthony M. Maez is a Deputy Commander with the Albuquerque Police Department (APD) and former Special Agent in Charge with the Office of New Mexico Attorney General and the Commander of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and Human Trafficking Task Forces. Anthony has been in law enforcement in New Mexico for over 34 years. Anthony trains and consults nationally and internationally for the Innocent Justice Foundation, Supporting Heroes in Mental Health Foundational Training (SHIFT). He holds Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.
  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    This presentation will focus on what a suicidal person thinks and feels, to allow for a peer to emotionally validate them. Most importantly, this presentation will tell attendees how to identify suicidal ideations, intents, and plans and, regardless of your role, how to convey to the suicidal individual that they should be addressing these thoughts. Furthermore, discussing what the suicidal individual should do and what a peer should tell the suicidal individual to do. The presenter will model what to say and how to say it.

    Presentation Description: This presentation will focus on what a suicidal person thinks and feels, to allow for a peer to emotionally validate them. Most importantly, this presentation will tell attendees how to identify suicidal ideations, intents, and plans and, regardless of your role, how to convey to the suicidal individual that they should be addressing these thoughts. Furthermore, discussing what the suicidal individual should do and what a peer should tell the suicidal individual to do. The presenter will model what to say and how to say it.

    • to articulate how suicidal persons should view their suicidal thoughts, and how you should tell them to view their suicidal thoughts
    • to identify 3 immediate and evidenced-based skills that a suicidal person can implement when acute distress spikes
    • to identify 3 things you can say to emotionally validate the suicidal person

    Stephanie Barone McKenny, PhD

    Police Psychologist, Los Angeles, California, Police Department

    Dr. Stephanie Barone McKenny is an LAPD police psychologist who provides consultation to several elite units including SWAT, Air Support Division, and undercover agents. She has worked with law enforcement personnel at the international, national, state, county, and local levels.  Dr. McKenny is also a Diplomate in Sports Psychology, a Nationally Certified Sports Psychologist, a Certified Trauma Professional, and she is Certified in Integrative Medicine for holistic health (mind-body-spirit).  

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Improving officer safety and wellness starts with leadership and organizational culture change, as well as encouragement to seek out and receive help. With this focus, law enforcement can improve outcomes in their approaches to responding to those who are having a mental health crisis.

    Presentation Description: Suicide is a significant public health problem and eliminating veteran suicide is a top Veterans Affairs (VA) priority. The VA has many initiatives that target veterans who are in high-risk populations, to include law enforcement. Many officers who are military veterans are at higher risk for suicide due to multiple identities and other factors. The VA Suicide Prevention Office has partnered with the VA Police Service to address officer health and wellness. Improving officer safety and wellness starts with leadership and organizational culture change, as well as encouragement to seek out and receive help. With this focus, law enforcement can improve outcomes in their approaches to responding to those who are having a mental health crisis.

    • Upon completion, participants will describe what the VA is currently doing to identify suicide prevention as a public health crisis and eliminating suicide among Veterans, many who are in law enforcement positions.
    • Upon completion, participants will understand what and how the VA is working to improve outcomes when responding to Veterans having a mental health crisis.
    • Upon completion, participants will learn strategies for improving organizational culture to better address officer safety and wellness.

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    This presentation will discuss how the expansion of police training related to de-escalation and crisis intervention response has helped to improve officers' skills and communications in the community. Specifically, as administrators of the Peer Support and the Hostage Negotiations Teams, presenters have learned that there are shared skills among these personnel that are crucial to their success.

    Presentation Description: This presentation will discuss how the expansion of police training related to de-escalation and crisis intervention response has helped to improve officers' skills and communications in the community. Specifically, as administrators of the Peer Support and the Hostage Negotiations Teams, presenters have learned that there are shared skills among these personnel that are crucial to their success. These skills include empathy, active listening, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. Though not everyone will meet these qualifications, it is essential that these skills are identified and enhanced. Presenters will share examples of techniques that can assist in selecting and training a peer team.

    • Upon completion, participants will be able to understand the best practices in research and training related to de-escalation and crisis intervention within your department's peer support program as well as in the community.
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to describe the five essential skills needed for an effective peer support team member.
    • Upon completion, participants will be able to conduct techniques that can be used when assessing if an individual has the skills needed to be an effective peer support team member.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    Multidisciplinary teams, like the ECM human trafficking task forces, can struggle with turnover, both of organizations and individuals, making succession planning a challenge. Webinar panelists from Enhanced Collaborative Model (ECM) Human Trafficking Task Forces share how to prepare for the unexpected including task force members departing, new organizations joining, and ensuring there are policies and practices in place for avoiding gaps in knowledge or assistance for victims and survivors when task force members leave. Panelists highlight strategies to create consistency in victim services and response, even when turnover happens, assuring task forces are sustainable.

    Multidisciplinary teams, like the ECM human trafficking task forces, can struggle with turnover, both of organizations and individuals, making succession planning a challenge. The IACP hosted a 60-minute panel discussion with former and current members of the Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance and the Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force (St. Louis). They shared how to prepare for the unexpected including task force members departing, new organizations joining, and ensuring there are policies and practices in place for avoiding gaps in knowledge or assistance for victims and survivors when task force members leave. Panelists highlight strategies to create consistency in victim services and response, even when turnover happens, assuring task forces are sustainable.

    This webinar is part of the OVC funded IACP’s Enhanced Collaborative Model Human Trafficking Task Force Training Catalog.

    After this webinar, participants will be better able to:
    • Understand issues of sustainability and turnover within human trafficking task forces;
    • Examine how two other task forces have addressed these issues; and
    • Develop and implement their own task force succession plans.


    Presenters:
    • Chris Lim, Director of Research and Policy, Institute for Shelter Care (former Task Force Coordinator for Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance)
    • Katie Beth McCarthy, Task Force Coordinator, Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance
    • Anna Foster, Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator, Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force
    • Detective Sergeant Brian Shanika, Commander, Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force-Deputy Commander of Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
    • Emily Rathjen, Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program Manager, International Institute of St. Louis
    • Sabrina Fernandez, Program Manager, International Association of Chiefs of Police (Moderator)

    For more information, contact IACP’s Anti-Human Trafficking Team at humantrafficking@theiacp.org.

    This webinar and materials are produced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police under Cooperative Agreement #2020-VT-BX-K002, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Anna Foster

    Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator

    Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force

    Anna Foster (she/her), MSW, is a graduate of the Brown School of Social Work where she specialized in international social and economic development, human rights policy, and social work practice with immigrants and refugees. Anna has served as the Task Force Coordinator for the Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force since January 2022. In her two years with the Task Force, Anna has implemented updated protocols for the multidisciplinary team, emphasizing using a trauma-informed, victim-centered, and human rights-based approach to providing services to potential and identified victims of trafficking. Anna has trained over 600 medical personnel, first responders, service providers, law enforcement, and community members on human trafficking, highlighting the basic definitions and dynamics, common indicators, and how they have seen human trafficking impact their communities.

    Chris Lim

    Director of Research and Policy

    Institute for Shelter Care

    Chris Lim has more than 10 years of experience in the anti-human trafficking field working in law enforcement, academia, and with non-profit organizations. He has trained service providers and investigators on both sex and labor trafficking. Chris has conducted undercover and security operations, taught and researched human trafficking at the University of Alabama, and regularly speaks at conferences. Chris is the author of a book and is published in several academic journals and textbooks. His work has brought him to the Philippines, Cambodia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Taiwan, Jamaica, Thailand, and throughout the United States. He has a Master’s in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy at Liberty University. Chris served as the Coordinator for the Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force appointed by the Alabama Attorney General. He currently serves as the Director of Research and Policy for the Institute for Shelter Care.

    Katie Beth McCarthy

    Task Force Coordinator

    Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance

    Katie Beth McCarthy, JD, is the Coordinator for the Alabama Anti-Human Trafficking Alliance, a project of the Office of the Attorney General of Alabama. Katie Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, and a Master of Science in Counseling, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. She has worked in the victim services field for almost 20 years, serving victims of crime in multiple roles and capacities. As a former therapist for child abuse victims, a certified Victim Services Officer, and a Training Coordinator for Multidisciplinary teams across the state of Alabama, Katie Beth has also led three different agencies as an Executive Director: the Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center, the Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, and One Place Family Justice Center in Montgomery, AL. She is certified in trauma-focused – cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as certified in community crisis response team by NOVA. Katie Beth has led numerous trainings in the Southeast – Vicarious Trauma & Building Resiliency, Guardian Ad Litem Training, Stewards of Children, and training on Alabama’s rape statutes, to name a few. She was named a Patriotic Employer in 2023 by the Secretary of Defense and was given the Angels in Adoption Congressional Award in 2007. Her family was named Family of the Year in the River Region by WSFA & the Family Guidance Center in 2020. Katie Beth and her husband Patrick live on Lake Jordan in Wetumpka, Alabama, with their four adopted kids.

    Det. Sgt. Brian Shanika

    Commander, Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Task Force

    Deputy Commander, Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force

    Detective Sergeant Brian Shanika is a 29-year veteran of law enforcement with demonstrated experience in all aspects of the police function from patrol to administrative investigations/strategies. Sergeant Shanika has been a field training instructor, a criminal investigator, patrol supervisor, and finally a Detective Sergeant who most recently spent six years investigating employee misconduct under the Chief of Police, in the Bureau of Professional Standards. Detective Sergeant Shanika took over supervision of the Special Investigations Unit in April 2021, and commands the Eastern District of Missouri Human Trafficking Taskforce, covering 49 counties on the eastern side of the state. Detective Sergeant Shanika is the Deputy Commander of the Missouri Internet Crimes against Children Taskforce.


    Emily Rathjen

    Anti-Trafficking in Persons Program Manager

    International Institute of St. Louis

    Sabrina Fernandez

    Program Manager, IACP

    Sabrina Fernandez is the Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), overseeing multiple human trafficking training and technical assistance (TTA) initiatives for law enforcement, prosecutors, and multidisciplinary anti-human trafficking task forces across the U.S. For over 12 years, she has enhanced law enforcement’s response to human trafficking and collaborated directly with the field to build anti-trafficking programming and resources. 

    Sabrina has been with the IACP since 2010, addressing policy and operational challenges facing law enforcement and developing tools and resources to assist law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting criminal activity, preventing and responding to victimization, and increasing community safety. Prior to the IACP, Sabrina worked at the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center and Tennessee Regional Community Policing Institute, the University of Tennessee's Social Work Office of Research and Public Service, and the Baltimore Office of Homeless Services, after spending four years at the beginning of her career as a social worker and social policy advocate. 
    Sabrina’s 17-year law enforcement TTA portfolio includes: human trafficking, juvenile justice and child protection, school safety, school/justice collaborations, cybercrime, crime analysis, gang investigations, patrol and tactical operations, crime prevention, and crime-scene investigation. 

    Sabrina has a Master of Arts in Public Policy from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, English and French from Drury University. She can be reached at fernandez@theiacp.org.