July Newsletter

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]

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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 […]

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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. Please follow this link for more details: https://spark.adobe.com/page/QVRjQZ4iNgL5y/

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ICDP interview with ResponderStrong

Thank you to the Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness for inviting RepsonderStrong to present on the mental wellness challenges of emergency response and the steps we are taking to provide better supports. IDCP and ResponderStrong

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Next ResponderStrong Meeting

We have been holding our “large group” ResponderStrong meetings quarterly to connect and keep everyone up to date with our progress. Effective immediately, we are transitioning these meetings to a biannual schedule. The next meeting will be February 8 from 0900-1200 at South Metro Fire Rescue, 9195 E. Mineral Ave, Centennial 80112. We plan to […]

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Laura McGladrey Session 3

The 3rd and final session of the ResponderStrong Summer Series: Stress Injury Formation from Laura McGladrey can be found here: Laura McGladrey Session 3

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Dr. John Nicoletti: Trauma Contamination

Too Much, Too Ugly: Trauma Contamination The Colorado Springs Police Department, the Colorado Springs Fire Department,¬† El Paso County Public Communications, and ResponderStrong are proud to present Dr. John Nicoletti speaking about trauma contamination among responders. The presentation lasts 2.5 hours and is offered to any individual or agency who wishes to use it to […]

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Status Code 4, Inc: Lifelines

Status Code 4, Inc has released another vignette in their documentary series: Lifelines. The series covers the ways in which responders are impacted by their jobs and often inadvertently bring that trauma home to their families. Lifelines  

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KDVR coverage of RS Survey Report

Emergency Responder Survey story FOX31 and Ashley Michels cover the stressors and mental health needs of emergency responders and how ResponderStrong is addressing them. Together, we are stronger!

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Virtual Reality and Responders

KDVR VR News Clip FOX31 visited the National Mental Health Innovation Center with ResponderStrong members to experience the potential of Virtual Reality to change the way we support mental health.

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Quarterly Meeting

The next ResponderStrong quarterly meeting will be February 16 from 9-noon at South Metro Fire Rescue Headquarters, 9195 E. Mineral Ave, Centennial, CO 80112. All are welcome! Virtual Reality demos will be available for those who wish to explore the potential therapeutic and training uses of this technology.

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Quarterly Meeting

The next ResponderStrong quarterly meeting is November 17 from 9-noon at South Metro Fire Rescue Headquarters, 9195 E. Mineral Ave, Centennial, CO 80112. All are welcome! The draft results of the survey will be reviewed before the final report is published in early December.

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ResponderStrong Survey

Emergency responders across Colorado face many similar occupational challenges and stressors. Negative impacts from these occupational exposures are becoming more apparent in the form of depression, substance abuse, relationship struggles, PTSD, and suicide. With increasing awareness, individual departments across the state are searching for mental wellness supports and solutions using very limited resources. We all […]

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Survey Update

The ResponderStrong survey was distributed to the leaders of police, EMS, dispatch, Sheriff, and fire agencies across Colorado last week. We have had tremendous response from police and Sheriff agencies! Fire, EMS, and dispatch have begun responding and the feedback has been informative. Please ask the chief or director of your agency if he/she has […]

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