View On Demand (Recorded April 15, 2020)

Peer support programs have gained considerable traction in law enforcement, but in many agencies, their success is limited. Leaders often feel peer support is too expensive or resource-intensive to implement. And officers often distrust such programs, unsure of what they can and can’t say in conversations with peer support team members and whether it will impact their career.

As law enforcement increasingly confronts the emotional and mental impact of the job, it is critical that agencies of all sizes understand how to implement successful peer support programs—and that it can be done even with resource restrictions.

Join Chief Ken Wallentine and Barry Toone for a practical discussion of the benefits of peer support, legal issues related to confidentiality and privilege, and the intersection of peer support and clinical resources.

You’ll learn:

  • The benefit of integrating clinical advisory resources into your peer support team
  • How officers and peer support team members can navigate issues of privacy, confidentiality and privilege in the peer support context
  • Essential training components for peer support team members
  • Strategies for building officer trust in and use of the program

Presented by:

Chief Ken Wallentine
West Jordan (UT) Police Department
Senior Legal Advisor, Lexipol

Barry Toone
CEO and General Counsel
Stepstone Connect

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