Peer support programs bring together trained colleagues with fellow public safety personnel to provide assistance during times of personal or professional crisis. Organizational support, especially from city leaders, is vital to the success and longevity of a peer support program. During this webinar, recorded on Nov. 30, 2021, city staff from Minnetonka and St. Cloud shared how they developed, implemented, and continue to support peer support programs in their cities. You’ll come away with information on policy development, how to select and train peer support people, and what you can do to continue to support public safety staff.
- PTSD and Mental Health Toolkit: Peer Support Programs
- Protecting the Protectors (originally published in Minnesota Cities magazine)
Scott Marks, Community Engagement Officer, City of Minnetonka
Brett Mushatt, Commander of Operations Division, City of St. Cloud
Troy Walsh, Loss Control Consultant, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust