First Responders and Public Safety

  First responders witness death, destruction, crisis, and much of the worst of what humans can do to hurt one another. Facing what can feel like inexorable human tragedy, first responders are often affected by vicarious trauma and post-traumatic stress injuries. With so much at stake, we can no longer accept, “first to respond and last to seek...
 

First responders witness death, destruction, crisis, and much of the worst of what humans can do to hurt one another.

Facing what can feel like inexorable human tragedy, first responders are often affected by vicarious trauma and post-traumatic stress injuries. With so much at stake, we can no longer accept, “first to respond and last to seek help.” Our first responders deserve support now.



  

With few exceptions, the well-being of corrections and probations officers has been excluded from academic research and is absent from policy discussions about correctional reform.

How can this be? Corrections and probation officers face some of the toughest working conditions among U.S. workers.


We believe that attention must be immediately directed to supporting the physical and mental health of corrections and probation professionals. Without stable health, how can these professionals deliver on their mission to secure, supervise, and rehabilitate? Indeed, officers’ health is as important as the health of those they supervise.



 

We humbly and diligently support the well-being of first-responders and other public safety professionals.

Humility is required. Clinicians can’t grasp what first responders and public safety professionals experience unless they have worked in policing, firefighting, emergency medical response, corrections, or dispatch. At Frontline, we consult actively with professionals from target sectors to ensure that our content and process is respectful, relevant, and engaging.


Diligence matters, too. We adhere to tried-and-true instructional methods and integrate evidence-based practices and recommendations into our work.


Trainings

Trainings are designed to foster safety, mastery and empowerment. Our goal is to facilitate practical and learner-focused trainings that (a) inspire and motivate, (b) celebrate individual and group achievements, (c) increase learners’ knowledge about the subject matter and (d) reinforce workplace values and principles. We are guided by the belief that learners learn best when they talk, think, move, create, play and act.
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Consultation

Consultation may be requested when an organization finds itself plagued by low morale, shaken by crisis, or unable to meet its mission. Proactive consultation may occur to enhance staff well-being and stave off problems associated with chronic stress and secondary traumatic exposure.
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Wellness events

We offer wellness events for first responders and public safety professionals and for their partners and families. Our wellness events range from half a day to as long as one week and can occur on a one-time basis or repeat monthly, quarterly or at another agreed upon rate.
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