Practical Aspects of Peer Support and Officer Wellness


TD Forensics and its training partners are offering a comprehensive Peer Support and Officer Wellness class for First Responders covering a wide range of topics.


This comprehensive multidisciplinary team of presenters will provide class participants with information on how to create and implement a Peer Support Team on both a state and regional levels. The information provided will also address the following: Implementing and running a peer team both locally and regionally, how to support peer team members on the team individually, and most importantly, how to sustain a Peer Support Team over time. Information on ethical concerns, agency concerns, and legal concerns will also be addressed. Lastly, this training will cover the topics of individual wellness and an overview of mental health as it pertains to Peer Support Teams and First Responders: Resiliency and sustainability for individuals and teams. 


The mission of this training is that all participants will return to their respective organizations feeling knowledgeable, empowered, and prepared to aid in developing and sustaining their own PEER Support Team.


Expectations upon completing this 3-day course:

  • Each class participant will learn from the vast knowledge of three individuals who currently work in the fields of Peer Support, Wellness, and Mental Health.
    • Tabatha Maiorano, PhD, LCSW, LADC, BCD
      • (18+ yr.) Former DMHAS employee specializing in CIT, Mobile Crisis, and Peer Support
      • TD Forensics, LLCS owner: Consultant, trainer, and clinical services provider
    • Rodney Valdes, CSP-TFC
      • Peer Support Coordinator and Chaplaincy Program Coordinator
  • Each class participant will be provided with an updated and current manual which can be referenced both in class and after the participant returns to their respective organization to aide with consistency and guidance.
  • Each class participant will also be provided with an updated and current workbook containing example policies, forms, and other useful tools.
  • Following completion of the class, each class participant will obtain 18-POST Certified Credits in the 400 area.


Each class is 3-days long. Below are the class dates, times, and locations.


Please choose one to attend:


April 17-19, 2024

(8am-3pm) (Registration 8-8:30am / start promptly @ 8:30am)


o State Building (“Marble Palace”)

  • 165 Capital Ave. Hartford, CT. 06103.
  • Parking across the street at 315 Buckingham St. (garage).
  • Room D & E on ground floor.
  • Cafeteria available on site - Purchase ability for breakfast and lunch.
  • Area restaurants nearby / please plan accordingly.



July 24-26, 2024

 (8am-3pm) (Registration 8-8:30am / start promptly @ 8:30am)


o Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU)

  • Connecticut Hall is 2 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven CT. 06515 (30 second walk).
  • Park in lot 3 – by Connecticut Hall.
    • 47 Farnham Avenue New Haven CT 06515.
  • Bring your own beverages and food.


October 23-25, 2024

(8am-3pm) (Registration 8-8:30am / start promptly @ 8:30am)


o Foxwoods Mashantucket Pequot Public Safety Building.

  • 101 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338.
  • Water available on site.
  • Vending machines on site.
  • Area restaurants nearby / please plan accordingly.

Reduced hotel rates for Foxwoods (link available when registering)



Class Cost is $200 per participant for the 3-day class.

Approved for 18 POST-Hours (level 400).


Classes are limited to 50 participants to allow for a rich, informative, and interactive experience.



  • Registration is through Eventbrite. Please click on the link below to register: