Seminar Title

Online-First Responder Wellness, and Resiliency, Destroying the Stigma

Dates of Events

10/13/2022 through 10/13/2022

Last Updated: 08/10/2022
Instructor(s): Mark Lowther
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
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Mark Lowther
Mark Lowther is a US Marine Corps veteran. Lt. Lowther has 30 years in public safety. Mark is dual POST certified in Utah as a correctional officer, and a Law Enforcement officer having served most of his career in enforcement.
His background is varied and diverse. He has served as a SWAT hostage negotiator for a major portion of his career. His background and experience come from serving on two Metro SWAT teams. Lt. Lowther has experience on all levels of negotiations from tech to negotiation team leader. He has personally been involved in numerous threatened suicide and SWAT negotiations including barricaded gunmen and hostage incidents. Lt. Lowther also served 10 years as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer, instructor, and training coordinator.
Lt. Lowther has spent a major portion of his career in assignments involving crisis negotiation, suicide intervention, verbal de-escalation, peer support, Autism awareness, and mental illness. He has instructed law enforcement locally, nationally, and internationally on those topics. In addition to his law enforcement training, he has received specialized training in crisis counseling and Psychological First Aid. He currently volunteers working a crisis hotline.
Lt. Lowther was named by the Utah Tactical Officers Association as the 2012 Crisis Negotiator of the year. Some of his experiences in SWAT negotiations are featured in the book “Crisis Cops 2”.
Lt. Lowther served as part of the Public Safety Law Enforcement Unit assigned to the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He has also served on a federal task force as a sworn Special Deputy United States Marshal. Mark although retired from full time law enforcement, continues to serve part time in law enforcement with multiple agencies.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: October 13, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
First responders today are better trained and equipped than ever. Most agencies provide first responders with top-of-the-line equipment and training. However, one segment of training has been slow to develop. Until recently little to nothing has been done for training wellness and resiliency for emotional trauma first responders experience. This training is for all First Responders (Police/Fire/EMS/Dispatch/CSI), as well as department heads and even risk management personnel. Education and training are how stigma is destroyed and a culture of resiliency and pro-active awareness for first responder issues is established. This training is presented by Mark Lowther who has over 30 years of experience as a first responder both as a law enforcement officer and an Advanced EMT. Mark will discuss from personal experience that there are ways to overcome the emotional trauma and stigma that first responders face. Mark has interacted with numerus first responders in Utah after traumatic incidents and is now being requested to provide training at conferences nationally on first responder wellness and resiliency. Mark will discuss different types of issues first responders may develop such as Compassion Fatigue, Toxic Empathy, and Cumulative PTSD, to name a few. Understanding these issues, and how to seek the assistance from a qualified resource if they develop is critical. Basic concepts of understanding and implementing a good peer support team will also be discussed. This training also benefits the agency in retaining trained and experienced personnel.
Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***
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