First H.E.L.P. Training

3P Ready Workshop Series

The First H.E.L.P. Readiness program is designed to instruct students from varying backgrounds on the topics of stress and the possible physical and psychological effects on the members of the first responder community.

Mission Ready

A combination of Organizational, Individual, and Family Readiness is the keystone of an agency’s ability to serve their community. Through our #ResponderReadiness Workshop Series. First H.E.L.P. places emphasis on getting far ahead of a potential wellness crises by developing healthy, positive behaviors that foster an organizational culture that is ready to serve.

While our courses directly address suicide prevention and crisis resource awareness, the primary focus is on resilience and early correction of undesirable behaviors. In the flagship, #ResponderReadiness workshop open to all First Responders of all ranks, we develop proactive, resilient teammates who are mission ready. We strengthen families who are ready and resilient with strong communication skills through our #FamilyReadiness workshop. Our #ProviderWorkshop gives an opportunity and a framework for responders and wellness providers to interact and learn from one another. The #SupervisorReadiness program is open to leaders at all levels to hone leadership skills that support organizational and individual readiness.

First Responders work around the clock under conditions that flex from calm to chaos in a matter of moments. The community needs them to be ready for anything at any time. The entire #ResponderReadiness Workshop Series was designed to provide agencies with resources that will get employees and their families ready for anything.


Performance, Persistence, and Prevention 

First responders work in a world that is filled with hours of calm and moments of chaos.  Couple this with everyday factors that touch our lives, and it is possible to lose our sense of purpose and drive.  This course will focus on understanding physiological and psychological effects of stress and job-related trauma on the body and identify tools that can increase long term protective factors and optimize human performance under stress.


People, Positivity, and Prevention

Those who supervise first responders lead individuals in high stakes fields who are managing both cumulative and acute stressors.  This course will explain why the mental and physical health of agency personnel should be a high priority for all agencies, addresses development of supporting resources and discusses policy considerations. This workshop is appropriate for leaders in formally assigned leadership positions, informal leaders (program managers and FTOs), and emerging leaders.


Preparation, Partnerships, and Prevention

The families of first responders often seek to find balance between home and the job, which is challenged by the nature of the work.  This course will focus on ensuring families understand how first responder culture may affect their loved one, help them identify resources available, and assist with developing a readiness plan for the family.


Professionals, Partnership., Prevention

Those who work in the mental health field may be called to assist with First Responders who are managing mental health changes associated with normal life events and/or critical incidents associated with their career.  These changes may affect personal and professional performance.  First Responders are a guarded group, and the culture often instills the idea of self-reliance and strength. This creates a challenge for those outside the field attempting to offer aid.  This course will offer an introduction to First Responder culture and how it affects the individual, provides specific examples of events that commonly challenge first responders, and offers actions steps to being accepted within an organization and by its members.

#ResponderReadiness Train-the-Trainer

This workshop prepares trainers and supervisors to deliver the First H.E.L.P. Responder Readiness Workshop for members of their agency. Participants should expect to leave the workshop prepared to deliver all three modules of the Responder Readiness Workshop: Performance, Persistence, and Prevention.

#RANGEofResilience Train-the-Trainer

First H.E.L.P.’s #RANGEofResilience provides a set of skills you can begin using immediately to develop your individual resilience.  We’ll begin by discussing the concept of resilience and end with the five practical techniques you can begin to employ right now that can change the way you manage stress and build stronger relationships. This workshop prepares trainers, educators, supervisors, and others to integrate resilience practices into a wide range of opportunities.  Graduates of this program can use the provided lesson plan to train a 1-hour resilience training or divide the program into modules to provided as opportunity training. 

Law Enforcement Trauma and Stress (Online Training)

Mike is experiencing a rapidly evolving mental health crisis. The cumulative stress and trauma from the job and his time in the military is catching up with him and affecting his marriage and his on-the-job performance. Along the way Mike and and his wife Katheryn will confront stereotypes and the mental health stigma in the law enforcement profession. Ultimately, they both learn to use time tested resilience/wellness practices and how to ask for help. Katheryn also practices resilience and wellness skills, and she learns how to fight compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma but not without the help of his agency’s Peer Support Specialist, Charlie and his professional counselor, Aaron.

Made possible by Motorola Solutions Foundation