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Law Enforcement

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.

Fire

Firehouse

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. 

Corrections

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. 

Communications

9-1-1 Wellness Foundation

The Foundation’s mission is to foster optimal health fueling resilience, peak performance, and a high quality of life (at work and at home) for our nation’s 9-1-1 Public Safety Telecommunicators (PST). These professionals are the Very First Responders when citizens seek emergency help. The foundation is pursuing strategic alliances with leading 9-1-1 organizations, 9-1-1 professionals, and other 9-1-1 subject matter experts, as well as culturally competent mental health professionals, by way of training, education, and support, in preparation for the emotional fallout expected from NextGen 9-1-1 (texting in to Comm Centers, livestreaming video, etc.)

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.

Chaplains

International Conference of Police Chaplains

The International Conference of Police Chaplains serves as a clearing house for helpful information pertinent to police chaplains.

Families

Police Families

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.

Police Wives

PoliceWives is a national non profit group. Our website was established in 2002 for the support of LEO's and their families. We are a unique group consisting of women & men from all walks of life, who share a common bond of having a loved one in Law Enforcement. In addition to our extensive support forums, throughout the year our members take part in many activities designed to provide support to other site members as well as the Law Enforcement community as a whole.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Addiction Center

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.

Mountain Vista Farm - Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center

Mountain Vista Farm holds a special place in the history of alcohol and drug rehab in California and in the hearts of many recovering people. Originally “Truman’s Mountain Vista Farm,” the program is, as far as we can determine, the oldest addiction treatment facility of its type in Northern California. Over the years, “Truman’s” came to represent a place of safety, support and recovery.

Serenity Knolls - Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program

Alcoholism and drug addiction result in pain and despair. The family at Serenity Knolls believes that there is always hope when there is willingness and determination to change. Our purpose is to guide and support our client’s sobriety and self-renewal — we are committed to helping others achieve this goal.

Links for all First Responders and or Military Members

California Peer Support Association (CPSA)

The California Peer Support Association (CPSA), a professional and educational organization, is dedicated to the advancement, promotion and enhancement of peer support and peer support programs for law enforcement, fire and allied emergency service personnel.

Delaney Consultants

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. 

On-Site Academy

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.

Peer Support Central

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. 

Safe Call Now

Safe Call Now is a resource for public safety employees to speak confidentially with officers, former law enforcement officers, public safety professionals and/or mental healthcare providers who are familiar with your line of work.

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On-Site Academy

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.

Web Link Submissions

FRSN welcomes submissions of web links relevant to first responder and families. Also, if you notice a web link is broken or inactive, please let us know. We appreciate your input. 

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