Webinar: Mindfulness in Multi-disciplinary Teams
Description: Mindfulness allows one to focus on the present, get out of the worry loop, and center themselves to move forward continually. Individuals come to the team with their personalities, professions,
Mindfulness allows one to focus on the present, get out of the worry loop, and center themselves to move forward continually. Individuals come to the team with their personalities, professions, and trauma backgrounds, making every multi-disciplinary team (MDT) its unique organism, functioning with a specific personality and energy. These teams continually work hard to improve the justice system for survivors and that work can deplete resilience. MDT meetings can become frustrating and even re-traumatizing. By addressing both trauma and secondary trauma directly, looking at options for more effective supportive teamwork can begin. This webinar will address valuable tools for MDTs and individuals to practice self-care.
Retired Detective Justin Boardman was in Law Enforcement for 15 years, all with the West Valley City Police Department, Utah. Mr. Boardman co-authored (along with Donna Kelly, Esq.) a Trauma Informed Victim Interview protocol for adult victims of sexual assault. This new protocol uses the Neurobiology of Trauma to gain additional information for the investigation. This process has been studied and has been shown to increase prosecutions along with procedure changes. Mr. Boardman presents and consults nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects. Recently he left active police work to focus on culture change within the community he loves.
(Thursday) 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm