Attorney Yvette HeintzelmanOfficer Health and Wellness

The complex relationship between Officer Wellness programs and organizational obligations to maintain safe and effective workplaces and communities. The past three years have been historic in many ways, including the toll they have taken on individual health and wellness, particularly for law enforcement personnel. Organizations are left to balance individual wellness with the overall requirement of maintaining a safe and efficient environment for all employees and effective operations for  the community.  This presentation will discuss the importance of maintaining both individual and organizational health and wellness and the various approaches used to support each, including peer counseling, individual counseling and/or EAP, wellness examinations, changing departmental culture and fitness for duty examinations.  Also discussed will be how  seemingly shared objectives for individual and organizational wellness can sometimes be at odds; wellness and internal peer-managed programs can pose unanticipated and irreconcilable challenges to an organization’s fitness and legal obligations, the answer to which may cause significant contention and disagreement.

Breakfast served at 8:15 a.m.; Presentation begins at 8:45 a.m.

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  •  April 13, 2023
     8:15 am - 11:30 am
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