2017 Conference Announcement (MA)
[April 24-26, 2017]

NECNA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation present the 17th Annual New England
Crisis Negotiators Conference to be held at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA.

The conference is open to all officers who are tasked with hostage / crisis negotiations. Officers from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies, sheriff’s departments, corrections, and military police units are invited. Mental health and behavioral science practitioners working with law enforcement, parole, and probation personnel are welcome.

All registration forms must be completed online by March 19, 2017. Click HERE to register today. For further details, please visit the CONFERENCE page of the site, or download the event brochure HERE. Attendee confirmation and payment inquiries can be obtained by emailing the Treasurer Christine Guy at cguynecna@gmail.com.

40 Hour Basic Crisis Negotiation Course (MA)
[March 20-24, 2017]

The Worcester Police Department will host a week-long Basic Crisis Negotiation Course offered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The training will be held March 20 – March 24, 2017 at the Worcester Police Department, 9-11 Lincoln Square, Training Division, Second Floor, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 (Lot entrance is on Summer St. side of Building). The training is designed for seasoned law enforcement personnel who will serve as crisis/hostage negotiators. The course is not intended for first responders or executive managers.

The course will be held at the Worcester Police Department, 9-11 Lincoln Square, Worcester Massachusetts and will commence at 9:00 am on March 20, 2017 and conclude at 5:00 pm on March 24, 2017. The training includes classroom instruction, case studies, and role-play exercises. Attendees will be expected to actively participate.

Class size will be limited and interested agencies are encouraged to respond quickly. Response deadline is March 6, 2017. Respondents are asked to contact FBI representative Alex Centrella:

Alexandra.Centrella@ic.fbi.gov
(857) 386-2419

Your response should include the nominee’s full name, rank or title, department’s name and mailing address, a contact telephone number, and an e-mail address.

Questions regarding the training can be directed to FBI Special Agent Michelle Morey:

Michelle.Morey@ic.fbi.gov
(857) 386-2326

or Lt. Christopher Murphy:

murphycj@worcesterma.gov
(508)799-8651

or Lt. James Johnson

(508-726-9730)

For full details, download the announcement flyer HERE.

Suicide and Aging – A Gatekeepers Workshop
[2, 4, or 8 hrs]

This training focuses on the suicide problem in the 55 and older age group. Gatekeepers are people who, through their personal , professional or volunteer activities, have regular contact with older adults. After the training participants will be able to assess an older adults suicide risk, intervene with an individual at risk, and connect older adults with ongoing professional help.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for social workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors(LADC).

For more information or to schedule a training, contact Janice McCarthy.

JMcCarthy@FSMV.org
(978) 327-6658

Samaritans Training Facilitator

Middle Aged Men and Suicide – A Troubling Trend
[2 hrs]

The Samaritans of the Merrimack Valley is offering this FREE DPH-funded training. This training focuses on the alarming number of suicide deaths in the 35-64 year old male demographic. After the training, participants will be able to identify risk and protective factors and warning signs, ask questions about suicide risk, develop a safety plan and provide middle aged men with resources.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are available for social workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs)and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors(LADC).

For more information or to schedule a training, contact Janice McCarthy.

JMcCarthy@FSMV.org
(978) 327-6658

Samaritans Training Facilitator

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