COURSES and KEYNOTES

(Re)Building Trust: A Trauma-informed Approach to Leadership
We read articles and social media posts claiming that in order to be successful people simply need to avoid negativity, believe in the future, and stop worrying about the past. While that sounds positive, it overlooks the significant percentage of people who spent their lives dealing with adults berating them with negative comments, telling them they had no future, or failing to build trusting relationships. This course will unpack the trauma that impedes building trust, review the leadership principles that can improve building trust, and outline the framework of how hope can lead to building trust.

(Re)Building Trust: Trauma-Informed Policing and Crisis Intervention
Every day police officers respond to a call of a person in crisis. While de-escalation techniques and discussions are not new, few combine the science behind adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), crisis intervention models, and leadership principles. This course has three learning objectives: 1) how ACEs form the foundation of trauma, 2) how ACEs can improve your crisis intervention model, and 3) how trauma-informed leadership principles guide an officer’s and department’s response to crises.

(Re)Building Trust: How Four Words Can Change Your Approach to Life and Help You Find Peace
We strive to serve and protect by being trauma informed. However, stress, burnout, and anxiety hamper our ability to make better choices, deal with our own trauma, and create resiliency. Learn how to be trauma responsive and why four words, three questions, and two chairs can help shape our own lives and better engage trauma instigators and survivors.

(Re)Building Trust: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences and Juvenile Justice
While the overall violent crime rate has trended downward, juveniles still commit too many murders, rapes, and aggravated assaults. Law enforcement is being asked to solve this problem even during turbulent social unrest. Understanding the correlation between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and juvenile crime can provide law enforcement with options beyond traditional approaches.

(Re)Building Trust: Standing Firm in the Faith
Do guns, guards, and large groups make you feel safe? When we don’t feel safe in our environments and relationships, no amount of weaponry or armor will suffice. When we are threatened, we respond with acts of self-preservation. Conversely, when we feel safe, we experience increased social engagement and self-regulation which leads to successful living. This course explores the spiritual side of being trauma-informed and unpacks I Corinthians 16:3-4: "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love." (NIV)

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