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Critical Incident Stress Management is a process, not a debriefing

CISM is not, and should never be considered, a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). It was never intended to prevent PTSD; it is to mitigate the crisis reactions with peers and must be used as part of a group process. Sadly, many Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) don’t understand this and instead they run debriefings alone with some clinicians who are not trained in it.

First responders, families honoured during Swissair anniversary service

An emotional service honouring the 229 who died in a horrific airplane crash 20 years ago also remembered the first responders who helped in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.

Stronger together: An integrated approach

The Halifax Regional Police (HRP), the host of this year’s CACP Conference that occurred in August, has a unique policing model based on harmonizing with the local RCMP. The result has been flexible, cohesive law enforcement for the busy capital of Nova Scotia, and the well-being of the community is, as always, at the forefront.
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PHOTOS: Inside the Transit Special Constables First Women’s Symposium

“This is a real career with real commitments and it makes a real impact on public safety,” said Metrolinx Special Constable Sgt. Jessica Langley to a roomful of women of all ages and backgrounds during the sold-out Transit Special Constables First Women’s Symposium in Toronto on Aug. 25, 2018. » Read more...

Nova Scotia’s battle against opioid scourge is showing progress, officials say

The number of opioid overdose deaths in Nova Scotia has remained stable in the past year, said the province’s chief medical officer, which is considered a success in a country where the number of accidental opioid-related deaths continues to rise. » Read more...

Occupational-specific therapy house for first responders planned for Ontario

La Vigile, a Quebec-based, non-profit treatment program that is occupational specific for first responders and uniform personnel, is opening an Ontario therapy house called The Haven to fill the gaps in the current mental health resources available in the province. » Read more...

RCMP postpone dive on plane wreck until winter

Mounties say efforts to reach a decades-old plane wreck at the bottom of a Saskatchewan lake have been thwarted by strong winds and they’ll wait until winter before making another try. » Read more...

Hero’s Call Weekend Workshop

Date: Sept. 14-16, 2018
Location: Lion’s Head, Ont.
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IACP’s Women’s Leadership Institute Program

Date: Sept. 16-21, 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ont.
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TACWest 2018

Date: Sept. 18-20, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alta.
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