Helpful Links for First Responders and Their Families
The First Responders Support Network
The First Responders Support Network (FRSN) sponsors two six day retreats in Angwin, California. The West Coast Post Trauma Retreat (WCPR), a peer driven, clinically guided retreat for first responders with post-traumatic stress injuries, and The Spouses and Significant Others (SOS) retreat. I volunteer here several times a year, so I know firsthand how much these programs help. Go to this website for links to both programs, plus information on post-traumatic stress injuries for first responders, where to find a culturally competent clinician who knows first responders, an AA group for cops, info re POST approved peer support training, and much more.
The Badge of Life
Suicide prevention for cops. Lots of free resources, educational material and links to Police Fellowship Meetings (AA for Cops).
Safe Call Now - 1-206-459-3020
A 24/7 confidential crisis referral service for public safety employees including law enforcement, first responders, fire service, corrections, and civilian support staff.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Crisis intervention, safety planning, and referrals available 24/7.
Police Families website
Start a family orientation in your department. Check out our free workshop outlines, powerpoint slides, and facilitator notes.
Wives Behind the Badge
This website is dedicated to providing resources and emotional support to law enforcement families, and to serving as a positive voice for law enforcement in the community.
Gift From Within
A non-profit organization for survivors and victims of trauma. Loaded with information for first responders and the general public.