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November 28th, 2017

Hilton Naples

5111 Tamiami Trail N

Naples, FL 34103

 “The Power of Peer Support in the Workplace”

Life can be difficult. Stress and problems affect almost everyone in some way. Yet people dealing with stress and problems often feel isolated and hide their problems, failing to realize they are not alone. Implementing a Peer Support program for employees dealing with issues can save lives, money, time, and increase production.


Sgt. Leslie Weidenhammer MS, MHC

Leslie is proud to be a resident of Collier County since 1990. Prior to moving to Naples she lived and grew up in Indiana. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Physical Education and Sports Medicine.

Sergeant Leslie Weidenhammer has been serving at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) for twenty-five years and is currently the coordinator of the Mental Health Unit. She serves as a team member in all three of the Collier County Adult Treatment Courts, which are: Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and the Veterans Treatment Court.

Leslie is the coordinator of the Collier County Critical Incident Stress Management Team for first responders. Leslie worked in the CCSO Training Bureau for over twelve years and has worked as a Communications Officer, Community Service Deputy, Corrections Officer, Law Enforcement Patrol Deputy, Victim’s Advocate, undercover work, Special Enforcement Team, Law Enforcement Patrol Supervisor, CCSO Hostage Negotiation Team, and LEO Field Training Supervisor. Some of her current duties involve the coordination of the CCSO Peer Support Team, CCSO Ombudsman Team, and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training

5:30 – 6:00 Registration & Networking  

6:00 pm  – 7:30 p.m. Meeting Called to Order and Dinner is served.


Bronzed breast of chicken over fettuccini with traditional carbora sauce of cream, pancetta, peas & parmesan cheese

Desert: NY Cheesecake

Vegetarian & Gluten Free Option

~ Fettuccine with roasted Parisian vegetables and fresh herb , walnut pesto

~ Mellon ball zucchini and yellow squash, roasted grape tomatoes, carrots, pesto, roasted walnuts, parsley, basil thyme, garlic, olive oil, fresh juice and zest


ABWA Member Pricing: $33.00 Reserve through our automated system.

Non-member Pricing: $38.00 Reserve through our automated system.

If you run into any problems with the reservation system or have questions, please contact Nina Christensen at 239-580-7306 </span  “>laninta [at] comcast [dot] net .

Reservation Deadline Wednesay, November 22nd at Noon.