Emotional Intelligence: The Path to Health Through Understanding Trauma and Resiliency: STC Cert #02247304

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    Course Summary:
    In 2018, Island Consulting and Training conducted a study of childhood trauma in probation staff and the children in custody. Numerous Probation Departments participated in that study. The findings were shocking.

    This highly focused course is specifically designed for probation staff utilizing evidence based data collected in California Probation Departments. 100% of those who have participated in this course rated this course as “an excellent learning experience”.

    Utilizing a risk management perspective, participants will learn how a failure to address these issues negatively impacts retention, productivity, sick time usage, workplace culture, resiliency, efficacy, efficiency, personal and employee health. We have all heard the statistics regarding the health and well being of law enforcement. The experiences faced daily by probation staff create vicarious trauma, mental and emotional exhaustion. The average weight gain over a career in law enforcement is 40 lbs, our diets become poor and we struggle to maintain exercise programs.

    It is not enough to understand the results or learn about basic personal care. A specific, S.M.A.R.T. plan must be implemented by each individual to shift these outcomes. During this interactive course, participants will create a personalized plan based on the five components of emotional intelligence. They will also learn about how law enforcement, under stress, can move to adapted behaviors and stop utilizing unhealthy emotional behaviors. Participants will leave the classroom with a plan for self care which also includes movement, balanced diet, portion control, hydration, basic food preparation, basic exercises that can be done while working, strategies to support positive mental health, breathing exercises, the importance of restorative sleep and more.

    Performance Objectives:
    a) Identify and explain the ACEs study and the outcomes found during a study of probation staff and the children housed in juvenile halls and camps in CA;
    b) Explain the five components of emotional intelligence and how they relate to physical and excellent (or poor) mental health;
    c) Discuss a personal risk management plan that addresses areas of concern for themselves;
    d) Identify how diet affects stress, mental health, and appetite;
    e) Describe the link between inflammation of the GI tract, anxiety and mood, and anti-inflammatory foods;
    f) List conscientious eating habits that can calm an overactive brain;
    g) Explain the importance of daily hydration;
    h) Explain the import of basic stretching and exercise and demonstrate four ways to manage this while working;
    i) Explain the basic reasons why law enforcement are said to have extremely high suicide rates and short post-retirement life spans;
    j) Explain five tools that can mitigate stress and trauma experienced in the workplace. k.) Explain how their personal resiliency factors influenced their ACEs scores and what resiliency factors they utilize presently to remain healthy and happy.

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