2024: Un-Handcuffing Your Relationship with Law Enforcement
Law enforcement officers will increasingly encounter individuals suffering with mental illnesses. Psychiatric nurses are in a unique position to provide mental health education and training to first responders. This presenter will describe an exemplar education program that has successfully educated law enforcement on mental illnesses and provided them with appropriate intervention skills to reduce stigma and improve field encounters.
Speaker: Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH
Disclosures: This presenter has no conflicts of interest or commercial support to disclose. Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation. The activity planners have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Session Length: 45 minutes
Target Audience: RN, APRN
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe an innovative training program to educate law enforcement officers on mental illness including interventions/resources for maintaining officer, individual, and community safety and reduce stigma associated with mental illness.
2. Discuss effective communication skills/resources for law enforcement officers to manage field contacts with individuals recovering from mental illness.
3. Discuss opportunities for psychiatric nurses to develop collaborative relationships with law enforcement to change the mental healthcare environment in their community.
Continuing Nursing Education
0.75 contact hours. * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to the entire session, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post test. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. We cannot award credit unless all steps are completed.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Thursday, November 8th
Community Education Track
APNA 26th Annual Conference
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Release Date: January 11, 2013
The contact hours for this session expire: December 1, 2015