The Instructor: Steve Horner

I am a police sergeant with 31 years of policing experience.  Over my career I’ve had many assignments including:

  • uniform patrol,
  • criminal investigations,
  • quality assurance,
  • internal auditing,
  • policy development, and
  • search and rescue command.  

I also served on the York Regional Police Association Executive Board, and was Co-Chair of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee for two terms.

In 1996 I became interested in critical incident stress and received my first certification training. In 1997 I attended my first International Critical Incident Stress Foundation World Congress in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Since then I’ve been an active member of the York Region Critical Incident Stress Management Team. In 2012 I became an Approved Instructor with the ICISF and now teach Basic and Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis,  Basic and Advanced Group Crisis Intervention and the combined 3-day (GRIN) course.  In October 2015 I was certified to teach the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training course with Living Works.  Most recently, I completed the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) certification in critical incident stress management.

Courses are always customized to include scenarios and role playing exercises relevant to the client’s field and needs.

Both full courses and refreshers are available.  Videos and interactive teaching techniques make the learning not only effective but also fun.

Course participants have included police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses,  doctors, mining professionals, mental health workers, truck drivers, victims’ services providers, clergy, and others.

I will be pleased to work with you and create customized content that will meet your organization’s needs.