First Responder Resilience

Date: 10/29/2018

Finding balance in life and work is an ever challenge for first responders. Eustress, or healthy stress, can become unseen and unrecognized distress. In memory of Isaac Greenlaw, nationally renowned Dr. Tania Glenn will join us in a presentation to help first responders build internal and cross organization strategies to improve resistance to the stressors of our jobs and lives.

The day will have an open presentation in the morning for all dispatchers, fire/rescue, and EMS responders.  The second half the day will be a workshop aimed at line level staff to build listening and recognition skills to identify peers facing undue stress and begin building peer support systems.  Unlike the familiar CISD which focuses on major events, this program is designed to help us individually build skills to be resilient facing day to day stress and potentially PTSD as well as building skills to help us help each other.
As space is limited, pre-registration is requested for the program. The open morning session is funded by a grant from the LifeFlight Foundation. A $35 registration fee will be charged for lunch and workshop to help continue the work into the future. Longer term we will be working on helping organizations build peer-to-peer support teams among frontline staff.

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Presented in memory of Isaac Greenlaw and sponsored by the LifeFlight Foundation, Northern Light Medical Transport, MedComm, Bangor Fire, Levant Fire and EMS, and LifeFlight of Maine.

About Dr. Glenn PsyD, LCSW

Dr. Tania Glenn is the president of Tania Glenn and Associates (TGA), PA a clinical practice in Austin, TX that is focused on promoting resilience, critical incident response and peer support team training and activation. As a leading national clinician in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Dr. Glenn specializes in working with emergency responders, military and the aviation community.

Dr. Glenn’s emergency room experience includes ten years at Brackenridge Hospital, Austin, TX.  As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with twenty-seven years of experience, Dr. Glenn’s clients include a host of Texas and Arizona Police, Fire and EMS Departments, commercial aviation and air medical programs. She is the Clinical Director for several peer support teams with her unique perspective to special operations competencies.

The author of numerous articles in professional journals Dr. Glenn has authored two books. Protected But Scared is a book written for the children of police officers to offer guidance and support to children, parents and police departments in addressing the secondary trauma that law enforcement children face. First Responder Resilience: Caring for Public Servants encompasses the best standards of care for law enforcement, fire and EMS based on over twenty-six years of experience in assisting these professionals during and after trauma, stress and burnout

A 2006 film documentary titled “Between Iraq and a Hard Place” featured Dr. Glenn for her traumatic stress work for returning military members. She completed the Austin Police Academy and also ten marathons including the Boston and U.S. Marine Corps Marathons.

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Event location: Jeff's Catering
15 Littlefield Way
Brewer, ME 04412