A Tough Conversation
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Tonight we had the pleasure of highlighting another First Responder discipline...CSI. Many of these First Responders are non-sworn and left out of the conversation, but not the trauma. We talked with Brittany Nelson, from the Salt Lake City Police Department, and Dr. Amanda Farrell, professor at Marymount University.
We got to hear the real stories of trauma and stress, but also what they do to cope. Everyone will have their own practices for "getting it out," and these ladies shared with us their best practices. While there is not always formal support for CSI and Forensics, we learned that it's important to have a support system of colleagues, friends, and family to help mitigate the effects of the daily trauma of the job.