This training is for all 1st responders, police, fire, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired 1st responders, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, and all who work in the public safety field.
1st Responder Conferences presents a multi-faceted two-day seminar and networking event for improving the mental health and wellness of our first responders. By discussing the real 21st Century issues that are consistently facing our first responders and their families, our conference will provide awareness, resources and action items to combat PTSD, depression, suicide, addiction, stress, and overall mental health.
1st Responder Conferences proudly introduces a line-up of credible nationally recognized speakers who will address matters that impact the personal and professional lives of first responders and their family members through dynamic and engaging presentations for the entire first responder community. This two-day seminar is unique in that your spouses or significant others who support you are invited to come learn with you.
With a progressive and forward message of optimism and sustainability, 1st Responder Conferences goal is pushing past traditional silence and bringing first responder wellness to our America’s Heroes.
SPEAKERS AND TOPICS
Operational Stress and Resilience
Dr. Shannon Meyer, FBI Clinical Psychologist
Surviving the Job
Officer Steve Redmond, Seattle Police and Founder of Code 4 NW
Post Traumatic Growth, A Positive Change
Mike Washington, Seattle Firefighter
The Power of Vision
Sergeant Laura Price, Island County Sheriff’s Office
Treating PTSD:What Actually Works
CSW Matt Quakenbush, Deer Hollow Recovery
Chris Sutherland and Jeremy Wood, Marysville Police Department
Scholarships available for financial hardships.
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