Confused about social distancing, isolation or quarantine related to COVID-19? What do they mean? When to employ them? How to keep yourself and others safe? SAMHSA created a helpful, easy to read guide. SAMHSA COVID social
Tips for Families of Disaster Workers
SAMHSA has compiled a great tip sheet for families of responders returning from disaster deployments: what to expect, what to watch for, and how to help them readjust. Understanding and being prepared can prevent needless suffering and struggle. SAMHSA Family Tips post Disaster
Excellent Advice to Support Responder Relationships During COVID-19
In this article, COVID-19 Relationship Article – Martlage and Kruse Dr. Marc Kruse and Ashlee Martlage cover tips and skills to better support our marriages during this time of pandemic and social isolation. Responders always face unique challenges within their relationships. The current situation has definitely exacerbated those. Fortunately, we are resourceful and resilient by […]
Free COVID-19 Response Stress Management Tool for Responders
The current situation with corona virus response globally can increase daily and cumulative stressors. Effective management of the situation is requiring even more from healthcare works and responders. 10% Happier has built this site full of free, easy to implement mindfulness resources to help us create mental breaks for ourselves and encourage optimal performance. Check […]
August 2019 Quarterly Meeting Presentation
As requested at our Quarterly meeting August 16, the presentation is posted here for reference. Thank you to all who attended!
Check out our latest update and details for our upcoming meeting August 16 0900-1200 at South Metro Fire Rescue 9195 E. Moneral Ave Centennial CO 80112 https://mailchi.mp/8ba9db2b350f/update-from-responderstrong-and-upcoming-meeting?e=[UNIQID]
Reading/Video Resources for Understanding the Impact of Responder Work
There are so many fantastic sources of information regarding the responder experience and how it can impact responders’ lives. If you are a responder, a family member, a leader, or a clinician working with responders, check out this list for some of the best.
Access to clinicians using your benefits!
ResponderStrong is proud to partner with SonderMind to assist responders in accessing responder-aware mental health clinicians while maximizing the usage of their benefits to decrease out of pocket costs. http://responderstrong.withsondermind.com ResponderStrong and SonderMind ResponderStrong and SonderMind have joined forces with the goal of making behavioral healthcare more accessible for the emergency responders of Colorado. Together, we […]
Upcoming Mindful Badge Initiative Training in Denver
The START clinic at CU Anschutz and ResponderStrong are pleased to bring Rich Goerling of Mindful Badge to Denver for a 1.5 day mindfulness in peer support training April 19-20. This event is open to peers from all branches.
2018 Annual Report
ResponderStrong is pleased to be starting another year in service of responders and their families. For more information about our progress and projects, please see our 2018 Annual Report.
Lifelines Documentary Series
Status Code 4, Inc (SC4i) is producing a series of mini-documentaries on the ways in which responders inadvertently bring trauma home and what that looks like. Stories Without Borders has masterfully filmed and edited the vignettes. ResponderStrong and other partners are proud to support this project. SC4i is making these materials available to any entity […]
Responder Mental Health Provider List 6.3.19
Downloadable list of mental health providers who self-identify as working with responders. Although ResponderStrong knows and works with many of these providers, we are not currently endorsing any facilities. A formal endorsement process is in development. Until that is in place, this is intended to serve as a clearinghouse/easy access point for those looking for […]
Responder Trauma Retreats 1.9.19
Downloadable list of trauma retreats who self-identify as working with responders. ResponderStrong is not currently endorsing any retreats although a formal endorsement process is in development. Until that is in place, this is intended to serve as a clearinghouse/easy access point for those looking for resources.
Responder Aftercare and supports 1.9.19
Downloadable list of aftercare and other supports who self-identify as working with responders. ResponderStrong is not currently endorsing any programs although a formal endorsement process is in development. Until that is in place, this is intended to serve as a clearinghouse/easy access point for those looking for resources.
Responder Treatment Facilities 1.9.19
Downloadable list of facilities (treatment for PTSD, substance abuse or mental health) who self-identify as working with responders. ResponderStrong is not currently endorsing any facilities although a formal endorsement process is in development. Until that is in place, this is intended to serve as a clearinghouse/easy access point for those looking for resources.