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Police 1 Article on Wellness Programs
Many police agencies have specialized groups of peer volunteers trained to provide support to officers after critical calls. Peer team members provide critical incident debriefings, address family needs, notify family members of employee deaths, and provide support during and after stressful events. But most of what officers do during their careers falls outside the scope of post-critical care. Employee wellness programs can help bridge that gap.
Badge of Life - Psychological Survival for Police Officers
We are a group of active and retired police officers, medical professionals and surviving families of suicides from the United States and Canada. The cornerstone of our Badge of Life program is an entirely new approach to suicide prevention, called the "Emotional Self-Care Program" (ESC).
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF)
Providing support and resources to law enforcement members and their families during times of death, serious injury, or catastrophic events.
Code 9 – Officer Needs Assistance
Those affiliated with Code 9 are developing and producing a documentary on law enforcement officers suffering from PTSD, to be released in the near future.
Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS)
Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. There is no membership fee to join C.O.P.S., for the price paid is already too high.
Post Incident Stress & Trauma in Law Enforcement (PISTLE)
PISTLE is a non-profit organization created by current and former law enforcement officers with the help of a mental health professional. Its purpose is to help officers cope with and recover from PTSD, and the stigma so often associated with officers who have experienced traumatic events.
Survivors of Blue Suicide Foundation, Inc. (SBS) addresses the emotional and psychological needs, that arise from the loss of a loved one by suicide in the law enforcement profession. The family and co-workers of any active law enforcement officer or officer retired for one (1) year or less who has died by suicide in the United States and its territories may use the services of SBS.
Blue Wall Institute is a nationally recognized, veteran/first-responder owned business with over a decade of serving our front line workers. We improve quality of life for those we serve, by reducing injury and death on and off-duty.
House of Shields provides free housing for police officers from around the world and their immediate family, as they seek treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Firehouse.com is the firefighter's source for breaking news, podcasts, blogs, webcasts and information on firefighting, training, jobs
North American Firefighter Veteran Network
The North American Firefighter Veteran Network aims to provide essential resources f or current and former firefighters and their families. Devoting one’s life to this sort of service can lead to many psychological problems due to trauma and other difficult circumstances.
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance
The mission of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance is to collaborate, develop and implement behavioral health awareness, prevention, intervention, and post crisis strategies to provide firefighters with an easily accessible and confidential source of information.
Yoga for First Responders mission is to provide first responders and military personnel with traditional yoga training that is culturally informed and job specific for the purposes of effectively processing stress, building resilience, and enhancing performance.
Desert Waters Correctional Outreach
DWCO came into being to address the well-being of corrections staff. Corrections staff work in particularly challenging environments and are exposed to repeated high stress experiences, such as those involving violence, injury, and death. If not countered by effective health maintenance and coping strategies, the circumstances take a cumulative toll on health, functioning, and spirit over time.
National Emergency Number Association (NENA)
In 2013, a suggested standard for the management of acute, traumatic and chronic stress issues experienced by 9-1-1 professionals was developed by subject matter experts throughout the country. In preparation for the emotional fallout of NextGen 9-1-1, to include texting to 9-1-1 and live streaming videos in to Comm Centers, this standard suggests what agencies should do to prepare for and manage their 9-1-1 professional’s experiences before and after traumatic events, to include peer support, access to counseling, and evidence based trauma intervention techniques.
International Conference of Police Chaplains
The International Conference of Police Chaplains serves as a clearing house for helpful information pertinent to police chaplains.
The purpose of this Web Site is to provide Law Enforcement families and under served law enforcement communities with essential psychological information and improved access to family support services.
Addiction Center is not a specific treatment facility, but rather a free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
Links for all First Responders and or Military Members
1st Help gives first responders easy, quick access to organizations that can assist them with a range of problems related to their jobs.
Bob Delaney is a 20-plus year veteran National Basketball Association Referee. His professional sports experience, coupled with his former (14 year) law enforcement career, provides tremendous insight and life skills that will entertain and motivate your organization.
EMDR Institute (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.
International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc.
The mission of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.
National Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
"No one should embark on a deployment or see a loved one deploy without first knowing the benefits, resources, and contacts to navigate the deployment cycle." This is the philosophy of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, a legislatively mandated program that helps Service Members and their Families in the National Guard connect with their local support community before, during, and after deployments.
The On-Site Academy is a non-profit residential treatment and training center for critical incident stress management. It serves first responders in distress. The program is for all law enforcement, fire service, EMS, or other human service personnel who are themselves temporarily overwhelmed by the stress of their jobs, what they have seen, and what they have been through.
PeerSupportCentral.com was created for the sole purpose of providing resource information at the finger tips of Public Safety & Military professionals, along with advancing the field of peer support knowledge and methodology. This site is dedicated to our friends and colleagues who we lost along the way, and for those who survived life's traumas to grow and care for the care takers of the globe.
Many people in the Midwest struggle with drug abuse and addiction. Luckily, the region has numerous drug rehab programs that promote long-term recovery. Available on an inpatient or outpatient basis, these programs offer evidence-based treatments such as medical detox, therapy, medication-assisted treatment, and aftercare planning.