Civilian First Responder Families Suffer from The Effects of Job Related Trauma TOO

We Can Help.

The long-term effects of trauma on civilian first responders — the police, firefighters and EMS personnel — causes significant stress that not only affects them, but also their families.

Almost 50% of the ranks of civilian first responders are veterans. 

Regrettably, like active military, they experience and are challenged by an all-time record of suicides and divorce which is directly related to their job experiences and heightened by the impact of Covid19 isolation conditions.

WE HELP THESE FAMILIES SUCCESSFULLY COPE WITH STRESS, SAVING MARRIAGES, CAREERS AND LIVES.

As a first responder, your home should be a place of peace that builds you up, not a place of stress that leaves you tired and anxious. Our programs help first responders and their families achieve the peace, tranquility and resiliency to rise above the stress.

We do that through professional evidence-based programs, workshops and webinars proven to restore trust and build resiliency in the family.

The goal of these programs is to help provide a safe and supportive experience in your home for interpersonal growth and deepening relationships.  We do that through professional evidence-based programs proven restore trust and build resiliency in the family unit.

Each program is targeted for the audience by an interview process to identify goals and enable our team to meet expectations.  Some example topics include:

  • keys to better communication,
  • strategies for building and maintaining healthy relationships with your family and children,
  • tools to identify common roadblocks unique to the 1st Responder family.

These programs are provided at no charge to all 1st Responders and their families.

 

tHE CHALLENGES FACED IN THE ADRENALINE-RICH first responder JOB EXPERIENCE IS OFTEN COUPLED WITH A HIGH STRESS EXPERIENCE AT HOME. wITHOUT SUPPORT AND THE coping TOOLS our PROGRAMS PROVIDE, THE FAMILIES AND CAREERS SUFFER.

They need the specialized help and assistance with coping successfully so their job requirements are met, careers stay on track and most importantly, their family bonds remain strong.

First responders are the first on the scene and often face challenging, dangerous, and emotionally draining situations.  Moreover, they are exposed to job hazards that often results in a broad range of health and mental health consequences.

FOR THE 1st RESPONDER, THE UNPREDICTABLE SCHEDULES, DANGERS FACED, and “ROLLERCOASTER LIFE-STYLE” impose major stressors on family relationships.  All the while, they may also be dealing with LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCES.

Repeated exposure to violence, accidents and disasters, death, grief, injury, pain, loss, direct exposure to threats to personal safety, long hours of work, frequent shifts and longer shift hours, poor sleep, physical hardships, and other negative experiences takes its toll on the individual and their family members.

These heroes suffer from depression, stress, PTSD, suicide attempts or thoughts, substance abuse; conditions that also affect their families.  Moreover, organizational culture often is at cross purposes with getting help, causing any admission of weakness to be suppressed and bottled up inside.

 Suppressing these feelings only makes them worse and causes divorces, family problems and maladaptive behaviors.  Effective solutions to help first responders exist and includes improving education at all levels of the problem backed with a range of support programs.

for healthy family lives, it is essential these HEROES and their families ACQUIRe the new COPING SKILLs we provide.

Effectively addressing first responder health and psychological well-being reduces the risk of burnout, fatigue, or other behavioral health issues associated with being overworked, uncertain, or stressed by the demands of their job.

Our organization brings together licensed mental health professionals  teamed with chaplains to provide the psychoeducation, tools and counseling so needed by this population.

Designed by America’s Heroes to Help Other Families Like Theirs

W2C Programs are tailored to the special needs of each group served.  Each has been designed by veterans and first responders  collaborating with university and mental health professionals.  This has produced programs proven to make lasting  improvements in relationships and family members ability to remain resilient and bounce back from stressors.

These programs are provided at no charge to all 1st Responders and their families.

Home Life Transition Program (HLTP)

The HLTP equips couples identify and address challenges facing their marriage.  This programs teaches couples how to communicate better and effectively deal with issues they face.

Warrior 2 Citizen Transition Program (W2CTP)

W2C’s three-phase approach uses a unique evidence-based resiliency program for veterans and their families who are transitioning to civilian life.

Child Coping & Resilience Support Program (CCRSP)

This program gives the children of our military and first responders the coping tools specific to their needs… so that they “thrive” and not just “survive”.

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