First responders attend to a broad range of public safety issues and even serious crimes.
On any given day, first responders are exposed to traumatic events. They witness domestic violence, child sexual assault, death, and mutilated remains. They deal with being shot at, assaulted, and threatened.
Exposure to stressful and traumatic events can result in a higher risk for developing PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Now, more than ever before, the tools are available to help first responders meet the challenges of their jobs and keep the communities they serve, safe.
The cumulative effect of trauma experienced by police officers over the course of their careers can have negative effects on an officer's mental health.
Due to recent events, it is clear that people with significant mental health issues and addictions can and need to have positive contact with the police.
Good policing requires a commitment to robust, ongoing training.
We offer evidence-based first responder training designed to help keep officers and first responders safe while providing critical community services