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Clinical Training: “Comprehensive Programming for First Responders – Peer Support” – Postponed For Safety – Rescheduled Date TBD

March 2, 2020

Postponed For Safety – Rescheduled Date TBD

Free 2-day workshop distinguishing the individualized needs of the first responder and military communities

Futures Recovery Healthcare is here to serve first responders with honor, respect, and integrity the way they have served all of us. They walk us through our darkest hours, we are here and committed that they will not walk alone during theirs.

We are offering this specialized clinical training for all first responders and military personnel to better prepare them to deal with everyday stressors as well as traumatic events. The worst time to learn about trauma is when you’re right in it – early recognition and response are key.

Training will be 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on March 26th and 27th. Refreshments will be provided and adequate breaks for lunch on- or off-campus will be integrated.

Knowledge | Skill | Comfort

This training will ensure that each participant understands the importance of each of these components and provides practical guidelines for implementing and maintaining a broad-based first responder stress program. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to assist in the establishment, operation, and promotion of a stress program for first responder agencies and organizations.

The format of the training is a fast-paced lecture and experiential program. Participants are expected to actively engage in the exercises in order to apply the information presented during the lectures and demonstrate the individual and group skills necessary for the development and operation of a stress support program.

Training Objectives

At the conclusion of this free 2-day workshop, participants will:

  • be able to describe the physical, emotional and psychological stress reactions associated with crisis situations
  • be able to describe at least three avenues for information sharing impacting effective decision-making during crisis situations
  • obtain a working knowledge of facilitating one-one-one, defusing and/or debriefing techniques
  • fully understand the issues of confidentiality functioning as a peer
  • understand their role as a Peer knowing they do not represent mental health and understand the difference while facilitating referrals to respective EAP(s), mental health providers and clergy members
  • identify obstacles to critical-decision making involving crisis-related decisions
  • be able to describe potential remedies and/or solutions to obstacles to effective critical decision-making
  • be able to understand effective procedures to consider when developing emergency response plans addressing critical incident stress events within their organization(s)
  • be able to identify resources available meeting the needs of emergency responders

Please Register for the Free 2-Day Peer Support Training

About Our Trainers

Joel began his career as a first responder in 1983 at Military Park Fire District in Palm Beach County Florida which was included in the consolidation of fire districts that are now known as Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. In 1985, he was elected to the position of District Vice President and later Executive Vice President of the Professional Firefighters Paramedics of Palm Beach County.

While at PBCFR he began to realize that there was a need to assist coworkers in areas of mental health, substance and alcohol and other wellness-related issues. Teaming up with his then department EAP Coordinator they formed a relationship in the management of these issues. Joel continued successfully to function as both a member advocate role and a behavioral health role achieving multiple credentials in addiction, peer support, and behavioral health and in 2018 became the organization’s first behavioral health officer.


As an award-winning, internationally-recognized subject matter expert, Cynthia Goss is a true pioneer in the field of emergency preparedness response. Wholly dedicated to addressing head-on the myriad mental health issues resulting from critical incident crisis response, Cynthia has spent 20 years of her life educating others. Her work has touched the lives of so many, from law enforcement groups to the families of major disaster victims. She shares her in-depth comprehension of pertinent global concerns, adapting her focus as needed to include emerging contemporary issues, including college and university campus preparedness plans and the ongoing societal reintegration of military personnel.


March 2, 2020
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Futures Recovery Healthcare
701 Old Dixie Hwy
Tequesta, FL 33469 United States
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Cynthia Goss, MA

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