Resilience is defined as the ability to withstand, recover and/or grow in the face of stressors and changing demands (Source: Defense Centers of Excellence). Most people will tell you that the challenges and adversities they have faced have defined them and made them who they are today. Using the latest research based strategies, The Texas Department of Public Safety in collaboration with the FBI National Academy's Officer Safety and Wellness Committee is incorporating resilience training into all aspects of training with a goal of increased employee well-being, retention, improved communication, and an understanding of physical, mental, social, and spiritual resilience.
According to the Department of Justice's 21st Century Police Report, "Safety and wellness issues affect all law enforcement professionals, regardless of their management status, duty, or tenure." At the Texas Department of Public Safety, senior leaders are taking resilience seriously. By incorporating resilience training in levels of the Progressive Leadership model, organizational implementation of strategies and techniques with an overarching goal of improving employee health and increase resistance to daily stressors. Resilience classes that we offer are below.
HeartMath Resilience Advantage Course
TX DPS Resilience Training
TX DPS Resilience Train the Trainer
A 2-4 hour workshop licensed by the Institute of HeartMath, this course gives an understanding of the physiology of stress and strategies to build resilience to it. Key topics include:
More information included on HeartMath Flyer
TX DPS Resilience Training
Based off of the US Airforce's Comprehensive Airman Fitness Program, TX DPS Resilience Training incorporates 12 training modules that can be taught individually, or in larger blocks of instruction. TX DPS Resilience Training is made up of domains and tenets. The purpose of TX DPS Resilience Training is organizational implementation. Participants will learn and practice skills in a small group setting in order to utilize resilience training both on and off duty.
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The Texas Department of Public Safety has resources in place to strengthen each of the domains. Resilience training builds resilience and improves it in those that are already considered resilient. This training helps reshape thinking. It requires us to look at the world and daily stressors in a different way. Rather than focusing on adversity, this course focuses on how we look at adversity.
Train the Trainer
The Texas DPS is offering a 4 day course to train Resilience Training Leaders (RTL) in the TX DPS Resilience Training methodology. Trainers will experience the course personally and will be required to teach a block of instruction to ensure mastery of course content. Agencies that are looking to incorporate resilience training into their department are ideal candidates for this course.
Training Dates - Coming soon!
Cost - there is no cost associated with this training. Travel, room, and board must be covered by agency represented
Texas DPS Master Resilience trainers:
Texas DPS Resilience Training Leaders (contact to coordinate training in your area)