The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Brown County is co-hosting a conference with Bless the Badge to educate and support law enforcement spouses on July 23.
The Tactical Relations Training event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Brownwood. The address will be communicated to participants once registered. The event is open to all spouses, they do not need to live in the area.
Attendance is free, but tickets must be requested in advance through the Bless the Badge website at www.blessthebadge.net. Free child care will be provided.
“Healthy home living is proven to translate into better policing in our communities,” said Courtney Parrott, AgriLife Extension Family and Community Health Officer for Brown County.
She said with a divorce rate over 70%, families of officers need to be intentional about understanding the impacts of working from home. This includes stress related to physical threats, organizational pressures, shifts and workload, and financial issues.
“Bless The Badge provides resources and tools for couples to learn how to proactively thrive, instead of just surviving,” she said. “The conference aims to support, equip and encourage spouses.
Participants will learn tools to successfully overcome some of the challenges faced by officers and their families. These will include:
- Mental well-being
Local organizations sponsoring the event include Crime Stoppers, the Brownwood Municipal Police Association, the Brownwood County Sherriff’s Officers Association, and Bostick Auto and Truck. Others can get involved by contacting Bless the Badge at [email protected]