- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York State Police is hosting a two-day training session for public safety personnel on how to help military veterans in crisis.

Public safety personnel from across the state are attending this week’s two-day course for law enforcement, emergency medical services responders and 911 dispatchers.

State police officials say military veterans returning from overseas deployment can face physical and psychological problems from traumatic experiences. The special training being offered at the State Police Academy in Albany focuses on effectively communicating with veterans in a crisis situation, teaching first-responders the tools that can help to de-escalate a situation.

Participates will also learn more about the effects of multiple deployments and the challenges veterans can face while reintegrating into society and returning to their families.


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