Our goal is to provide first responders and their families tools to reduce the effects of traumatic stress. The key programs of FRSN are the 6-day residential treatment for first responders, also known as the West Coast Post-trauma Retreat (WCPR), and the 6-day program for significant others & spouses (SOS).
FRSN is a collaboration of first responder peers (included but not limited to police, fire, dispatch, and emergency medical services), SOS peers, culturally competent mental health clinicians, and chaplains. Our programs are successful because of dedicated volunteers and charitable contributions. We encourage you to contact us if you or someone you know is in need of assistance, or if you want to help first responders and their families by becoming a volunteer or supporter!Learn More
The West Coast Post trauma Retreat (WCPR) is for First Responders whose lives have been impacted by their work experience. This 6-day residential program provides education, support and healing designed to help active, former, and retired First Responders recognize the signs and symptoms of work-related stress, including Post Traumatic Stress Injury (aka: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD) in themselves and in others.
The Significant Others and Spouses (SOS) program is for the spouses or partners of First Responders who have been affected by critical incidents (resulting in secondary or vicarious traumatization) experienced by their loved ones, but may also be experiencing their own depression or anxiety symptoms, and need to address their needs. In addition, these individuals may have their own trauma history, which is re-activated when his/her partner experiences a traumatic event.
FRSN provides basic and advanced peer support trainings and is available to present on topics such as critical incident stress, peer team development, and inoculation training.
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