Increasing Resilience in First Responders

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This webinar offers the science, symptoms and strategies for first responder trauma exposure. It begins with a brief description of individual and organizational resilience, followed by a plain-language discussion of the neurobiology of trauma. Uncommon symptoms are discussed to assist in identifying the effects of chronic exposure. Lastly, a discussion of self-help strategies and professional interventions is offered.

  • Science: Understanding the cumulative effect of stress and trauma on the brain.
  • Symptoms: Recognizing uncommon signs of critical incident stress, including deficits in perception, recall, and cognitive functioning.
  • Strategies: Identifying both self-help and professional interventions for mitigating chronic exposure to trauma.