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Wellness Programs

Specialized support and training to help proactively address post-traumatic stress and other traumas caused by factors unique to first-responder careers.

Crisis Awareness

Provides first responder participants examples of physical and emotional signs that a co-worker, family member, friend or the employee themselves may be in crisis after a traumatic event. This course gives some possible signs and symptoms as well as techniques to help someone who may benefit from assistance. Issues discussed include; physical, cognitive and emotional responses to trauma, alcohol / drug issues, relationships, techniques and strategies for working through the effects of a traumatic incident

"After the Call"

“After the Call” was created to provide commanders & administrators with ideas, concepts and techniques they might use to help themselves during a critical or traumatic incident. It’s important for officers to know that, just like the rest of their agency, they are having a normal reaction to an abnormal circumstance. It’s not only ok to ask for assistance, it will help ensure that they are able to provide the guidance and oversight to help their agency and personnel work through the aftermath to be stronger.

Self-Care

First responders focus on taking care of others, often at the expense of their own self-care. This course re-enforces the concepts of self-care and the importance for first responders in order to be able to better serve their agencies & communities.

QPR: Questions. Persuade. Refer.

There are very few incidents more devastating to an agency than the suicide of a member of that agency, sworn or civilian. In addition to many of the same effects as a line of duty or accidental death, the added issues of guilt, anger, helplessness only add to the traumatic effects felt by the surviving members of the agency. As a culture, first responders take on the unrealistic burden of being responsible for the actions of others or the first responders’ failure to anticipate those actions and provide answers and solutions.

The QPR awareness course provides tools and techniques to help first responders themselves, their co-workers or the public. QPR is applicable to first responders and civilians.

Retirement: Being a member of the Survivors' Club

Retirement can be a difficult transition for anyone. For First Responders, that transition can be even more so. This course talks about some of the changes first responders can expect, how to plan for these changes and minimize possible negative effects of becoming a civilian.