First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery

Help for those who help others

Few deal with tragedy and trauma as frequently as first responders. As a result, the incidence of mental illness among emergency personnel is four times the national average in Canada.

The founder and executive director of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust and the Heroes are Human initiative, Vince Savoia, has called the suicide rate among first responders a national crisis. There is a clear need for services and education that will support those who help others.

First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate

At SFU, we're committed to ensuring that our First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate program will effectively support first responders in the critical work that they perform every day.

We currently have five courses available for registration, and are working closely with our instructors to bring you additional courses this fall. 

To help with your planning, here is a revised roll-out schedule for all 10 of the courses that comprise the First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate program. 

Courses open for registration

July 2018

30 Relationship Building CRIS340 CRIS340-ON11841

September 2018

24 Mental Health Fundamentals CRIS110 CRIS110-ON11871

24 Peer Support and Code of Ethics CRIS330 CRIS330-ON11871

24 Trauma and Suicide CRIS220 CRIS220-ON11871

October 2018

29 Relationship Building CRIS340 CRIS340-ON11871

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Do you need support?

If you're a first responder in need of mental health support, contact the Tema Conter Memorial Trust.