July 18, 2019
Interacting with People with Special Needs or a Mental Disability can be an extremely difficult task for any First Responder. Adam and Leslie dive deep into "What is an appropriate response?" for officers and emergency personnel. This is a must-listen episode for anyone who interacts with the public or has the potential to come into contact with persons in mental distress or persons with special needs.
More detailed information can be found on our show notes page: thebreakdown.ca/007.
Inspector Leslie Hadfield holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Leadership, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Human Services, and a Certificate in Adult Education. As the Social Sciences Instructor at the Atlantic Police Academy, she has developed the social science curriculum for emergency responders for all the core, contract, and in-service programs.
From 2011-2014, Insp. Hadfield assisted and collaborated with Terry Coleman and Dorothy Cotton on the framework for TEMPO: Police Interactions, funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She has been a speaker at the Ontario Police College, twice at the State and Provincial Police Academy Directors conference which is associated with International Association Chiefs of Police, Canadian Association of Police Educators conference, and the New Brunswick Public Safety conference. She is a certified MANDT© trainer and recently co-authored a training module for Autism.
Check out Insp. Leslie Hadfield HERE on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-hadfield-425b0477/
Autism Spectrum Disorders