First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery

Build your personal resilience

First responders deal with traumatic events repeatedly, on a scale unimaginable to those outside the emergency and military services. Our specialized online program and courses explore how trauma in the workplace impacts mental health, and provides you with tools and techniques to better prepare and support yourself and others in the face of trauma. 

  • Choose from flexibly paced online courses
  • Learn from active-duty and retired professionals in the first-response field
  • Build a network of peers sharing similar challenges

Courses

Online

5–10 weeks/course

$325–$615/course

Take our first responders courses one at a time to suit your work schedule.

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January 2020

14 First Responders Final Project CRIS410 CRIS410-ON12011

14 Introduction to Addictions CRIS230 CRIS230-ON12011

14 Mental Health Fundamentals CRIS110 CRIS110-ON12011

14 Trauma and Suicide CRIS220 CRIS220-ON12011

February 2020

11 Communication and Helping Skills CRIS320 CRIS320-ON12011

11 Organizational Structure and Stigma Reduction CRIS350 CRIS350-ON12011

11 Peer Support and Code of Ethics CRIS330 CRIS330-ON12011

April 2020

7 Crisis Intervention CRIS210 CRIS210-ON12011

7 Mental Health Fundamentals CRIS110 CRIS110-ON12012

May 2020

5 Personal Resilience CRIS310 CRIS310-ON12041

5 Relationship Building CRIS340 CRIS340-ON12041

September 2020

15 First Responders Final Project CRIS410 CRIS410-ON12071

Part-Time Certificate Program

Online

10 courses

5–10 weeks/course

$325–$615/course

By the end of our certificate program, you’ll have developed a personal resilience toolkit to support yourself and others who may suffer as a result of repeated responses to critical incidents.

You'll learn about:

  • The impact of trauma on mental health in the workplace
  • Mental health issues common to first responders
  • Overcoming the stigma associated with mental health issues
  • The role of families, friendships and other relationships in the mental health of first responders
  • Best practices in personal resilience and stress management
  • Mitigating the impacts of trauma before, during and after an incident

Is this program for you?

We’ve designed our certificate program specifically for members of the emergency and military services, including:

  • Firefighters

  • Paramedics and EMTs
  • ER personnel

  • Police officers
  • Military officials

  • 911 and emergency communicators
  • Correctional workers
  • Hospital staff

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