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Upcoming events

    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Ventura, CA

    California Peer Support Association

    22nd Annual Training Conference

    1+1 > 2

    (We ARE Stronger Together) 

    Ventura, CA

    September 6 - 8

     

    Presentations and topics to include:

    Kirsten R. Lewis, M.ED

    Kirsten Lewis is back with us this year to further develop the concept of transforming stress into a positive force. We will gain an understanding of “stress resilience” and learn specific ways to implement this new stress mindset at our departments.

    Kirsten Lewis is a probation officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD).

    She received her BA in 1997 with double majors in psychology and chemistry from Washburn University and her M.Ed. in 2003 with an emphasis in Counseling-Human Relations from Northern Arizona University. Additionally, Kirsten is an adjunct psychology instructor at Glendale Community College, an approved instructor by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. and co-owner of KSL Research, Training & Consultation, LLC.

    Kirsten's adult probation experience includes supervising standard field, domestic violence, sex offender and high-risk offender caseloads. In addition, Kirsten has been a pre-sentence investigation officer, acting supervisor and currently holds a position as a full-time trainer in staff development.

    With a background in research and over 24 years of experience in community corrections, Kirsten spearheaded a ground-breaking research study examining secondary traumatic stress in probation officers as a result of working with criminal offenders. Her research was recently published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, featured in Perspectives, the national journal of the American Probation and Parole Association and received the 2013 Sam Houston State University Award for outstanding contributions to scholarship in Community Corrections.

    In addition, Kirsten created a national award-winning employee stress management program at MCAPD that better prepares employees for the emotional challenges of probation work, enhances protective coping strategies, minimizes the cumulative stress associated with longevity and promotes a work culture that safeguards the welfare of officers.

    Kirsten conducts a variety of trainings on the topic of traumatic stress and employee wellness with criminal justice agencies around the country and has presented her work at conferences throughout the United States and abroad.

    Internal Affairs Panel

    How can we best support those involved in an Internal Affairs or professional responsibility investigation?

    Our panel consists of an officer who had been the subject of an Internal Affairs Investigation, an attorney who works with a number of departments in conjunction with their Internal Affairs department and a Lieutenant who has assisted his department with Internal Affairs issues in various capacities.

    This panel will provide specific ideas to assist your employees and departments in this area when offering peer support.

    Workshops

    We have a variety of workshops specifically designed to empower you to implement the things you learn quickly back at your department. Topics include:

    • Resilience
    • Stress and Anxiety reducing techniques you can do anywhere
    • Emotional First Aid Skills
    • Cultural Competencies to connect with different people in your department
    • Going beyond “Are you Ok?” and asking questions that get you the information you really need to support a peer and more!


    Click HERE for a flyer!


    Spouses/Partners are also welcome to attend at a reduced rate! Send an email to Spouse/Partner Attendance for more information.


    Want to schedule a team debriefing for your team?
    Send an email to Team Debriefing for more information.


    Not in the area? We worked out a great deal with the hotel to get a great daily rate! To get the CPSA room rate of $112.00 per night and free parking at the Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor, contact them at (805) 658-1212 ext. 1290 or send email to info@fourpointsventuraharbor.com. Tell them you are reserving a room for the California Peer Support Association Conference. This rate is only guaranteed until Sunday, August 13, 2017!
    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • San Francisco, CA
    San Francisco First Responders Stair Climb


    Saturday, September 9, 2017


    This event is not sponsored by the California Peer Support Association. This information is presented as a courtesy only. Go to sfStairClimb.com for more information.




    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Redondo Beach, CA
    Basic Peer Support

    Hosted by the Redondo Beach Police Department and presented by D-Prep, LLC.

    September 18 - 20, 2017


    This training is not sponsored by the California Peer Support Association. This information is presented as a courtesy only. Go to D-Prep, LLC for more information.




    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Redondo Beach, CA
    Advanced Peer Support

    Hosted by the Redondo Beach Police Department and presented by D-Prep, LLC.

    September 21 - 22, 2017


    This training is not sponsored by the California Peer Support Association. This information is presented as a courtesy only. Go to D-Prep, LLC for more information.




    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Sep 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Folsom, CA
    Basic Peer Support

    Hosted by the Folsom Police Department and presented by D-Prep, LLC.

    September 25 - 27, 2017


    This training is not sponsored by the California Peer Support Association. This information is presented as a courtesy only. Go to D-Prep, LLC for more information.




    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Chico, CA

    Critical Incident Stress Management

    Presented by Training for Safety 

    October 3 - 4, 2017


    This training is not sponsored by the California Peer Support Association. This information is presented as a courtesy only. Go to Training for Safety for more information.




    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Folsom, CA
    Advanced Peer Support

    Hosted by the Folsom Police Department and presented by D-Prep, LLC.

    October 30 - 31, 2017


    This training is not sponsored by the California Peer Support Association. This information is presented as a courtesy only. Go to D-Prep, LLC for more information.




Past events

29 Jun 2017 Individual Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention Conference
05 Jun 2017 Basic Peer Support
16 May 2017 Critical Incident Stress Management
16 May 2017 Individual Peer Support & Group Crisis Intervention
05 May 2017 2017 Dallas / Baton Rouge Bike Ride
03 Apr 2017 Basic Peer Support
13 Mar 2017 Peer Support Coordinators Workshop
09 Mar 2017 Stress Management for the Trauma Provider
07 Mar 2017 Strategic Response to Crisis
23 Feb 2017 Grief Following Trauma
23 Feb 2017 Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters
21 Feb 2017 Understanding Suicide
21 Feb 2017 Spiritual & Psychological First Aid
06 Feb 2017 Basic Peer Support
26 Jan 2017 Advance Group Crisis Intervention
17 Jan 2017 Basic Peer Support
05 Dec 2016 Basic Peer Support
17 Oct 2016 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
17 Oct 2016 Advanced Peer Support
19 Sep 2016 Basic Peer Support
07 Sep 2016 21st Annual CPSA Training Conference
27 Jun 2016 Fire Department Chaplain Training
13 Jun 2016 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
26 May 2016 Advanced Peer Support
23 May 2016 Basic Peer Support
06 Apr 2016 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
04 Apr 2016 Basic Peer Support
25 Feb 2016 Advanced Peer Support
22 Feb 2016 Basic Peer Support
09 Feb 2016 2016 Northwest Peer Support Conference
20 Jan 2016 Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement
11 Jan 2016 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
01 Dec 2015 Peer Support Coordinators Workshop
28 Oct 2015 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
28 Sep 2015 Basic Peer Support
09 Sep 2015 20th Annual CPSA Training Conference
27 Jul 2015 Basic Peer Support
18 May 2015 Basic Peer Support
15 Apr 2015 Basic Peer Support
06 Apr 2015 Advanced Peer Support
09 Mar 2015 Basic Peer Support
04 Mar 2015 Basic Peer Support
24 Feb 2015 Advanced Peer Support
09 Feb 2015 Basic Peer Support and Group Intervention Training
29 Jan 2015 Critical Incident Stress Management
26 Jan 2015 Basic Peer Support Training
22 Jan 2015 Critical Incident Stress Management
05 Jan 2015 Basic Peer Support
15 Dec 2014 Blue Light Ceremony
10 Dec 2014 Light of Lights Candle Ceremony
09 Dec 2014 Basic Peer Support
08 Dec 2014 Advanced Peer Support
03 Dec 2014 Peer Support Coordinators Workshop
01 Dec 2014 Blue Light Ceremony
20 Nov 2014 Critical Incident Stress Management
17 Nov 2014 Basic Peer Support
06 Nov 2014 Critical Incident Stress Management
03 Nov 2014 Basic Peer Support
15 Oct 2014 Basic Peer Support
15 Sep 2014 Basic Peer Support
10 Sep 2014 19th Annual CPSA Training Conference
03 Sep 2014 Basic Peer Support
04 Aug 2014 Basic Peer Support
28 Jul 2014 Basic Peer Support
11 Sep 2013 18th Annual CPSA Training Conference
27 Jun 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
24 Jun 2013 Basic Peer Support
09 May 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
06 May 2013 Basic Peer Support
18 Apr 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
15 Apr 2013 Basic Peer Support
21 Feb 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
18 Feb 2013 Basic Peer Support
13 Feb 2013 Basic Peer Support
10 Jan 2013 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
07 Jan 2013 Basic Peer Support
22 Oct 2012 Basic Peer Support
12 Sep 2012 17th Annual CPSA Conference
01 Aug 2012 Basic Peer Support
30 Jul 2012 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
25 Jun 2012 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
04 Jun 2012 Basic Peer Support
25 Jan 2012 ICISF Group Crisis Intervention (formerly called Basic CISM)
23 Jan 2012 Basic Peer Support Training
14 Sep 2011 16th Annual CPSA Conference
23 Jun 2011 ICISF Group Crisis Intervention (formerly called Basic CISM)
21 Jun 2011 Basic Peer Support Training
27 Apr 2011 ICISF Group Crisis Intervention (formerly called Basic CISM)
25 Apr 2011 Basic Peer Support Training
07 Dec 2010 Spirituality and Wellness
17 Nov 2010 Compassion Fatigue
15 Sep 2010 15th Annual CPSA Conference
08 Mar 2010 Basic Peer Support Training
19 Jan 2010 Difficult Debriefings Workshop
18 Nov 2009 Critical Incident Stress Management
16 Nov 2009 Basic Peer Support Training
27 Oct 2009 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
18 Oct 2009 The Changing Face of Crisis and Disaster Mental Health
17 Oct 2009 Pastoral Crisis Intervention I
17 Oct 2009 Strategic Response to Crisis
05 Oct 2009 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
16 Sep 2009 14th Annual CPSA Conference
14 Sep 2009 Basic Peer Support
20 Jul 2009 Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention Conference
10 Jun 2009 Basic Peer Support
01 Jun 2009 Basic Critical Incident Stress Management
19 May 2009 Line of Duty Death
04 May 2009 Basic Peer Support
15 Apr 2009 Critical Incident Peer Support Training
13 Apr 2009 Basic Peer Support Training
17 Mar 2009 Line of Duty Death
19 Feb 2009 Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support

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