Continuing Education Event – The Resilience of First Responders and their Families – webinar – 6/17/2021

First Responders have unique stressors that they deal with on a regular basis. It can be difficult for some families and their first responders to understand how to best manage these stressors. Through an exploration of how first responders are impacted by traumatic stressors and subsequently, how their families are impacted, we can then explore the concept of family resilience. Resilience is common among first responders. Self-efficacy, collective efficacy and sense of community could be considered resilience factors that preserve first responders’ work-related mental health. This training will identify ways to help improve the relationships for our first responders. We will discuss strategies to keep the family together and work together to manage these unique stressors. We will expand the concept of resiliency often discussed in regards to first responders, and explore the resiliency of the family of first responders.

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the interrelationship of a first responders and their line of work
• Identify what resiliency means and its impact on first responders
• Define what trauma is and explore its impact on first responders
• Develop a working understanding on how to support first responders and their families as they navigate through their trauma

Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 2 credit hours.

Trainer bio:
Vice President of Family and Clinical Programming

Trish Caldwell, MFT, LPC, CCDP-D, CAADC, CCTP is a licensed clinician, marriage, and family therapist and is certified in both co-occurring disorders and substance use.

Trish has been a therapist for over 25 years and has worked extensively with families, adults, and adolescents with co-occurring behavioral health and substance use disorders in various settings including outpatient, residential, schools, and community agencies. She is trained in DBT and is a Certified Trauma Professional and a Certified Mentor Trainer of Trauma. Additionally, Trish created the first Young Offenders Treatment Program in Delaware County, serving first time offenders with Drug charges.

Trish has been the Keynote speaker for the PAYS Summit, the Suicide Prevention Conference, and Magellan behavioral health conference. Additionally, she has provided in-service training for several PA school districts and has trained law enforcement officers on drug trends for the CIT program. She has also presented at the Annual Trauma conference, the Cape Cod Symposium, and the annual conference for the American Association for Marriage and family Therapists (AAMFT). Trish specializes in ADHD, opioid use in young adults, trauma-informed care, developmental trauma, trauma and substance use disorders, trauma and the family system, family engagement, and substance use for today’s teens. Trish holds her MFT from Drexel University and is licensed and certified in the state of PA.

During her career, Trish has held a variety of clinical and leadership roles. Additionally, she is a member of the NOPE task force and Partners for Success Coalition, and she holds a private practice specializing in adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD or Trauma.


Jun 17 2021


9:00 am - 11:00 am

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