Leadership Workshop

Leadership Workshop: Suicide Awareness & Prevention

for law enforcement officers

May 7, 2018
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Franciscan Center
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Rd
Livonia, MI 48150
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Lunch will be provided.

There is no doubt that both chronic stress and traumatic stress can wreak havoc on a person’s entire being. In fact, it would not be an exaggeration to say that a person’s life can be altered in significant ways when the signs and symptoms of stress are not recognized and responded to in appropriate ways.

The morning session of the workshop will provide first responders and/or their family members the information necessary to recognize the signs and symptoms of job-related stress, especially as it relates to suicide, and also provide them with strategies that will enable them to provide immediate support for individuals who may be considering suicide.

The afternoon session of the workshop will address stress, anxiety and the Protector Syndrome. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to explain the different types of stress and their impact on human systems and describe both the unhealthy and healthy coping mechanisms for stress.

Registration fee is $50 and includes lunch. To register or for more information, call 734-432-5570 or e-mail sskylacos@madonna.edu

About the speaker

Chaplain David Edwards

Chaplain David R. Edwards

Chaplain David R. Edwards is the president of Humanizing the Badge’s nonprofit organization and leads the team of peer support personnel for Humanizing the Badge. He is an ordained minister, licensed social worker, and holds board certifications as a pastoral counselor and crisis response chaplain.

In addition to his role as Executive Pastor at BridgePoint Church in Temperance, Michigan, David has authored several Bible study books, teaches in the social work department of Michigan’s largest evangelical Christian university, serves as the lead chaplain for the Taylor, Michigan Police Department, is an approved instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association.

As a surviving parent of a 2010 line-of-duty death, David’s passion is to help first responders and their families handle the unique challenges they face.