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This course is approved for 2.5 hours of continuing education credits by Missouri POST and the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)
Who Should Take This Course
- Law Enforcement Patrol Officers/ Supervisors
- Detectives and Investigators
- Medicolegal Death Investigators
- Interested Students
The burden of dealing with tragedies associated with the day-to-day duties of police officers, coroners, and medicolegal death investigators, often remains unspoken and follows the officers into their off-duty and personal lives. Failure to recognize and provide an acceptable outlet for the disappointment and frustration felt by officers and investigators at the end of their shifts can lead to:
- Alcohol and/or drug abuse
- Problems with personal relationships
- Disillusionment and Depression
- Job loss
- Even suicide
If asked what bothers them the most about their profession, many will offer concerns such as a lack of public respect, lack of manpower or equipment to do their job effectively, or a general frustration over the perceived ineffectiveness of the judicial system. Seldom will officers open their hearts to discuss the pain and frustration that stems from dealing with the injury, anguish, and distress suffered by the victims. Many officers are haunted by the effects of trying to resolve problems they encounter in their communities and with their victims only to find that the solution is beyond their control.
Officers do not discuss the sorrow they feel after having to notify loved ones about the loss of their spouse or child because of a vehicle collision. Nor do they discuss the tears that follow officers after having held an infant in their hands trying to breathe life back into the tiny body only to find that despite all of their training and practice their efforts are futile. Or the frustration of dealing with the children of a crack addict or an abusive parent who time after time evades the help of a system overburdened with cases that, left unresolved, ensure continued problems for generation after generation to come.
These unresolved and un-dealt with feelings will lead an officer or investigator to suffer a form of PTSD called 'Secondary PTSD' or compassion fatigue.
This course will walk the student through the process of recognizing and understanding the warning signs of Mental Fatigue and Secondary PTSD also known as Compassion Fatigue. The course also offers simple proven steps in preventing metal fatigue and how to overcome the dangers of this debilitating condition if one finds themselves already in a place of mental danger or 'burn out'.
This is an online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and a final exam. Student login and time are tracked per student to verify the time spent in the course if needed. Testing cannot be done until the videos are watched. Many of the videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched. Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the course material.
Each certificate will indicate that it was an online training and will note the approval control number and the CLEE hours given.
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Recognizing and Combating STS Section Intro
Job Related Stress Part 1-4 (30 minutes)
Job Related Stress Part 2-4 (30 minutes)
Job Related Stress Part 3-4 (25 minutes)
Job Related Stress Part 4-4 (25 minutes)
Quiz: Recognizing and Combating STS
Breaking the Grip of Compassion Fatigue
Law Enforcement CLEE Request
I’m not currently in this field, can I still take the course?
Yes. This course is open to students who are wanting to enter the field of death investigation as well as working professionals. It is our goal to help you prepare for the job you are wanting by providing nationally accepted training.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have access to the course material for six months. This, however, does not take into account natural disasters or a major interruption in business.
Do we get a certificate at the end?
The course is an all-inclusive course. So, each student will receive a certificate at the end of all course work denoting credits and approval numbers along with the date of completion.
What if I want to talk to someone before I register?
If you have other questions, please email us or call our academy directly at 1-888-556-0177.
What is your refund policy?
The refund formula is as follows: Students may request a refund of an online course tuition prior to 30-days after purchase and if less than 50% of the course content has been accessed. Refunds are calculated based on the percentage of accessed content. For example, if 10% completed then a 90% refund will be issued, if 25% completed is 75% refund, and so on. *No refund will be given after 30 days or if completion is 50% or more* Multiple payments for the same course: In cases where the student made extra payment (same course bought multiple times) for the same course, a refund will be issued upon request. There will be a 3.7% transaction cost charged by credit card processor per transaction. All online training courses are tested extensively on all types of systems, browsers, and devices. We can assist you to get started with the course if you are having any trouble.
Darren Dake, D-ABMDI, CI, CCI