In the aftermath of the tragic murder of 4 police officers in Lakewood, Washington and 32 students on the campus of Virginia Tech, The Pain Behind the Badge was called in to offer expert advice through the Winning the Battle Seminar.

Clarke and Tracie presented “Winning the Battle” after 4 officers were killed in a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington

Clarke and Tracie presented “Winning the Battle” after 4 officers were killed in a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington

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Clarke and Tracie presented “Winning the Battle” at VA Tech. after the 32 student massacre

Clarke and Tracie presented “Winning the Battle” at VA Tech. after the 32 student massacre

At the request of the U.S. Navy, Clarke and Tracie traveled to Bahrain to present the “Winning the Battle” to Naval Special Warfare Unit 3

At the request of the U.S. Navy, Clarke and Tracie traveled to Bahrain to present the “Winning the Battle” to Naval Special Warfare Unit 3

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Clarke and Tracie addressed the topics of PTSD/depression, self motivation and suicide at FLETC Symposium in 2011. Clarke & Tracie spoke at all 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Symposiums

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Clarke and Tracie addressed the topics of PTSD/depression, self motivation and suicide at FLETC Symposium in 2011. Clarke & Tracie spoke at all 2011 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Symposiums

Many agencies have taken advantage of the expertise offered by Clarke and Tracie. Unlike the many excellent seminars taught by academics, Clarke and Tracie bring a first hand “boots on the ground” perspective. More than just studying the effects of PTSD they lived it and developed methods to help people of many disciplines from Police and First responders to active duty military and military returning to civilian life. In spite of the seriousness of the subject, the Winning the Battle seminar is always uplifting and focuses on the positive things that can be done to address the issues of stress. This positive environment lends itself to  greater engagement by the attendees and higher retention of the methods shared.

Would you like to know more about hosting your own Winning the Battle seminar for your department? Contact us: training@thepainbehindthebadge.com

clark_tracie  The Winning the Battle Seminar is presented by Clarke and Tracie Paris, and was created to bridge the gap that exists between law enforcement officers and the help that is currently provided by their respective agencies. Clarke is the Creator/Producer of The Pain Behind the Badge Film and has 27 years of experience as a police officer. Tracie has been a Registered Nurse for 29 years and has experience in E.R./Trauma and Ambulatory Care. Clarke is the Creator/Producer of the award winning documentary film on police stress/suicide, “The Pain Behind the Badge”. In 2007, Clarke also authored a book on the same topic, My Life For Your Life”. My Life For Your Life is required reading for student enrolled in the Law Enforcement Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Clarke retired from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department after 27 years of service as a police officer (19 as a supervisor). Tracie Paris has been a Registered Nurse for the past 29 years. She has worked as a Trauma/ER Nurse, Outpatient Surgery Nurse and Charge Nurse. In 2006, she was honored as “Nurse of the Year”. Clarke and Tracie have traveled the nation and overseas presenting The Winning the Battle seminar to thousands of police officers, military personnel, and their spouses.

The Winning the Battle seminar uses audio recordings, video clips, brain images, surveillance video, and two dynamic speakers who relate directly to the attendees. With a combined experience of nearly 5 decades in the First Responder/Trauma Field, Clarke and Tracie are able to present the issue at hand in a manner that has never before been done. For information on upcoming seminars, contact us at training@thepainbehindthebadge.com or call us at PHONE: 702-573-4263.

While our Winning the Battle training seminar was initially designed to help Police Officers, it is now also tailored to help ALL First Responders, firefighters, EMT/Ambulatory personnel and Federal Officers to deal with the struggles associated with their work, cumulative stress, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among others. There was 164 suicides among active-duty Army, National Guard, and Reserve troops in 2011, compared with the 159 in 2010 and 162 in 2009. As a result, the seminar has been expanded to include active and returning military.

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