Responder Resilience

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November 30, 2022

Company Officer: Front Line Leaders For Mental Wellness | S2 E48

The most vital responsibility of company officers is the safety and well-being of the firefighters in their command. Our guest, Battalion Chief Cristian Hinojosa of Dallas Fire-Rescue was recently promoted from Captain, and talks about why he’s passionate about mental health for firefighters.

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November 09, 2022

Shatterproof: A Journey of Courage, Inspiration and Hope | S2 E45

Patrick Fitzgibbons is a retired Police Commander who discusses the struggles he experienced, and provides advice, inspiration, and hope for overcoming mental health issues, through his role as National Outreach Liaison for the Shatterproof Program for First Responders.

Stress And Burnout Law Enforcement Addiction And Recovery

August 24, 2022

Last Responder: Matters of Life And Death | S2 E34

Katharine Pope is a renowned Forensic Investigator and Crime Scene Specialist, whose resilient career and path through PTSD and Alcohol Use Disorder is remarkable. Pope shares how she was able to overcome betrayal trauma, burnout and alcohol use to ultimately continue her forensics career working on the missing and unidentified persons crisis.

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August 10, 2022

Addiction Crisis: Truth, Justice and The Road to Recovery | S2 E32

Michael Van Meter is a well respected Law Enforcement Leader and an Addiction Recovery Expert. In this episode, he talks about the devastating effects of addiction on the public, himself, and his profession. Pulling from personal and professional experience, Michael shares thoughts on this complex, controversial subject.

Law Enforcement Leadership And Command Addiction And Recovery

July 20, 2022

Resiliency in Action, A Leader’s Journey | S2 E29

Pete Elste shares his story of addiction, restructuring his path to recovery, and staying grounded. A resilient leader who has proven that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, Pete is an inspiration for his peers and anyone struggling with addiction who is looking for a resilient role model.

Resilience Tools Law Enforcement Addiction And Recovery

June 18, 2022

Post-Traumatic Transformation: Using Negative Experiences to Help Others | S2 E24

Norm Wielsch was a police officer for 26 years, during which time he saw a lot, made some bad decisions, suffered and overcame opioid addiction and spent time in prison. In this episode Norm talks about how he emerged stronger from his suffering and became a positive force to help in the lives of others.

Spirituality Law Enforcement Addiction And Recovery

April 20, 2022

First Responder Addiction Treatment: New Approaches

On this episode, Bonnie and David speak with Michele Giorgianni, First Responder Liaison at Aware Recovery Care and Jason Palamara, Director of Veteran & First Responder Engagement at Forge VFR. Our topic: Substance Abuse Disorder treatments for First Responders.

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