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Debrief of Our Past Webinars

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Trauma on Fire

A Tough Conversation

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tonight's tough conversation between our hosts, guest speakers, and special guest, Ret. Battalion Chief, Daniel DeGryse.

 

Dan is a retired Battalion Chief following a 30 year career with the Chicago Fire Department. Throughout his career, Dan has been an advocate of awareness, education, and proper treatment for substance use and mental health issues. Dan has led trainings for fire and police departments locally and nationally and is a Master Instructor for the IAFF Peer Support Program. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1986, Dan has over three decades of clinical experience working in the mental health field providing individual, group, and family therapy. In 2014, Dan collaborated with Rosecrance and became the director of the Florian program, a tailored approach to treat first responders and military personnel facing substance useand mental health issues.

Missed the webinar?  Catch the replay here.

Peer Support

A Tough Conversation with Special Guest Brad Shepherd

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Tonight, our hosts and guest speakers had an amazing conversation with Brad Shepherd from Warrior's Rest Foundation.  

 

Warrior's Rest Foundation is a resource for law enforcement and first responder personnel, departments and communities across the U.S. They offer counseling and peer support for anyone, anywhere. They train up peer support teams by using Critical Incident Stress Management instructors that go beyond the crisis intervention training and mentor these teams on how to perform these peer support and crisis management techniques in a very difficult environment.    Check out the replay here.

Reaching Out

A Tough Conversation

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Tonight's tough conversation between our hosts, guest speakers, and special guests, Stephanie Samuels and Jim Alverez from  COPLine.  COPLine is a confidential hotline for active and retired law enforcement officers and their loved ones.  These resources are so important for officers whether they are struggling and need support, or just need someone to talk to that understands.  COPLine's volunteers are all trained retired officers available for callers that are dealing with various stressors law enforcement careers encounter both on and off the job.

Missed the webinar?  Catch the replay here.

Break Every Chain

A Tough Conversation with Special Guest Jonathan Hickory

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tonight, our hosts and guest speakers were joined by Author and Law Enforcement Officer, Jonathan Hickory.  

 

In his book, Break Every Chain, Hickory captures the story of trauma, substance abuse, struggle, and his way out.  His book is available on Amazon or you can check it out a www.breakeverychainbook.com.  Missed the webinar?  Check out the replay here.

Episode Title

A Tough Conversation

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Break Every Chain

A Tough Conversation with Special Guest Jonathan Hickory

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Break Every Chain

A Tough Conversation with Special Guest Jonathan Hickory

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Break Every Chain

A Tough Conversation with Special Guest Jonathan Hickory

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Break Every Chain

A Tough Conversation with Special Guest Jonathan Hickory

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Break Every Chain

A Tough Conversation with Special Guest Jonathan Hickory

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In the Line of Duty

A Tough Conversation

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tonight our hosts were joined by officers that have been injured in the line of duty.  We heard the real, raw stories of struggle, trauma, and recovery.  Not every injury is physical.  And tonight was a reminder that whether an injury may be physical, mental, or emotional, reaching out for support from peers, family, and professionals is the best way to cope.  

Don't forget, if your struggling or just need some support, the TBB team is here to help.  Contact us on our contact form, Facebook, or email.

Missed the webinar?  Catch the replay here.

Family Behind the Badge

A Tough Conversation with the families of First Responders and Veterans

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Tonight, our hosts joined special guests Meg Hawkins (from Making Everything Good), Karen Monda (From Survive First), and Dr. Amanda Farrell (From Marymount University).

This tough conversation was with the families of First Responders and Veterans.  We heard their side of the trauma they experience as a result of the life of First Responders and Veterans.  Missed the webinar?  Check out the replay here.

Comedy Night

A Lighter Conversation about the Healing Power  of Laughter

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Tonight we joined our hosts and and the comedy team, Healing our Heros Through Laughter, from A Badge of Honor.

 

Laughter is the best medicine, and tonight we got our dose.  We met John Salerno (Retired NYC Detective/ 9/11 First Responder/Stand up comic and Public Speaker on PTSD), Sam Horwitz (Retired Secret Service/ 9/11 First Responder, Author and Public Speaker on PTSD), Frank Fialla (Retired NYC Sargent/ Stand Up Comic/Actor), and Kim Wadsworth (Retired Air Force/ Stand Up Comic).  Tonight's lighter conversation included how laughter can be the antidote to the everyday stress and trauma of the life of First Responders and Veterans.  

Missed it?  Catch the replay here.

Resources

A Tough Conversation about Resources for First Responders and Veteran

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Tonight, our hosts joined Guest Speaker Dr. Tom Coghland (Blue Line Psychological Services) and Special Guests Meg Hawkins and Eric Provow (Co-Founders of Making Everything Good) and Kim Defiori (Co-Founder of Badges United Foundation).

Tonight was jammed packed with tons of resources available for First Responders and Veterans.  If you need support, please reach out.  You can contact our hosts here, or reach out to any of the vetted resources we discussed during this tough conversation.  Missed the webinar?  Check out the replay here.

As we build a library of vetted resources, we want to make sure you have the links shared in tonight's webinar.  Here are all of the resources mentioned in tonight's webinar:

www.chateaurecovery.com/firstresponders/

www.stepstoneconnect.com

www.survivefirst.us

www.survivalmindsetconsulting.com

www.makingeverythinggood.org

www.badgesunitedfoundation.org

www.labsforliberty.org

www.bluelinepsychological.com

Acute and Cumulative Trauma

A Tough Conversation about Acute and Cumulative Trauma

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Tonight we joined our hosts and guest speakers having a tough conversation about Acute and Cumulative Trauma.  

It's the nature of our professions to encounter both Acute and Cumulative Trauma.  Tonight, we took a look at the difference between the two and how to cope with the mounting traumatic experiences in our lives.  

Missed it?  Catch the replay here.

Vicarious Trauma

A Tough Conversation about Vicarious Trauma

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Our second webinar aired on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  We met Dr. Tom Coghlan, Retired NYPD and Founder of Blue Line Psychological Services.  

Vicarious trauma is an occupational challenge for people working and volunteering in the fields of victim services, law enforcement, emergency medical services, fire services, and other allied professions, due to their continuous exposure to victims of trauma and violence. Tonight we joined our hosts, Doug Monda, Chris Scallon, Chris Fields, along with our guest speakers and special guest Dr. Tom Coghlan (Ret.) NYPD, as they have the tough conversation about the impact of vicarious trauma and tools to help manage it.

Trauma 101

An Introduction to Trauma

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This was our first webinar were we introduced the fundamentals of Trauma Behind the Badge as it applies to  first responders and veterans. While we don't have a video replay of this webinar, we do have the debrief.

 

We met our hosts, Doug Monda, Chris Scallon, and Chris Fields, who have personally experienced acute and cumulative exposures to trauma. They have been there and through the course of this series will provide you with a first-hand guide through several careers fraught with helplessness, sadness, anxiousness, and darkness. Despite the adverse exposures and experiences, they were able to navigate through these adversities with tools to reach a physically and mentally healthy place...and they’re here to share them with you. 

We also met our guest speakers that will join conversations throughout the series.  Tonight, we met Raul Rivas, Patrick Dragon, Rich Creamer, and Dr. Dara Ramersad.  You can find out more about these guys on our Guest Speakers page.

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