Thursday, December 17, 2020 11:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM ET

This webinar will present information about potential stressors faced by staff across Intercepts 0-2 and ways that agencies can support self-care as a protective factor against harmful responses to stress. Presenters will explain secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma and share best practices, resources, and supports that agencies and staff should be aware of to build resilience and promote self-care.


Self-care is a critical component of wellness for professionals across all intercepts of the criminal justice and behavioral health systems. Within Intercepts 0-2 of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM), first responders and jail staff responding to behavioral health emergencies may have an increased exposure to stressors as they navigate additional challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.



  • Major Darren Ivey, Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
  • Connie Mele, M.S.N., RN, CCM Counseling and Consulting, North Carolina