Peer Support Training

Upcoming sessions and information 

First Responder Peer Support Training

Dates:  April 1-4

Times: Mon-Wed 8am-5pm, Thu 8am-3pm


Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center, EOC

613 Minnesota Ave NW

Bemidji, MN 56601


This in-person basic training is designed specifically for first responders and public safety staff, including but not limited to: peace officers, firefighters, 911 dispatchers, EMS, and corrections wanting to become a public safety peer to peer counselor in Minnesota.  Public safety officials attending this training will gain knowledge, understanding, and skills to be effective peer support team members through:

·         Enhanced decision making, communication, and support skills 

·         Understanding resilience, wellness, and cultural factors that influence interactions

·         A basic understanding of common mental health and behavioral reactions

·         Suicide risk, recognition, and intervention models

·         Learn the foundations of setting up and coordinating a peer support team

·         Understanding available resources such as clinical consultation and support


This training meets educational requirements of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Peer Support Training 30-hour requirement and is POST approved for 30 POST credits, including Officer Wellness and Crisis Intervention/Mental Illness Crisis.


$425/attendee.  $375/attendee for LE-AST Services contracted agencies. 


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