Mission & Philosophy

  Mission: To care for frontline public servants as they do the essential work of caring for others (or the planet).We enact our mission by: Providing research-guided and participant-informed trainings and consultation Facilitating experiential workshops, retreats and wellness events that address the psychology and physiology of trauma   Philosophy: At Frontline, we believe trauma… Is a public health...
 

Mission:

To care for frontline public servants as they do the essential work of caring for others (or the planet).

We enact our mission by:
  • Providing research-guided and participant-informed trainings and consultation
  • Facilitating experiential workshops, retreats and wellness events that address the psychology and physiology of trauma
 

Philosophy:

At Frontline, we believe trauma…
  • Is a public health issue and among the greatest threats to our national well-being.
  • Affects many of the children, clients, patients, inmates and citizens served by our nation’s frontline public employees.
  • Affects frontline employees who directly respond to situations that elicit fear, helplessness or horror; who witness such situations; or who interact with persons or materials proximate to such situations.

We also believe…
  • Our Nation’s frontline deserves support so they can be at their best on and off the job.
  • In healing. As Bessel van der Kolk says, “trauma constantly confronts us with our fragility and with man’s inhumanity to man but also with our extraordinary resilience.”