First Responder Trauma and Resiliency Summit 9/17 & 9/24 (VA)

Strength in Peers is hosting a First Responder Trauma and Resiliency Summit on both 9/17 & 9/24

Come and join Willie Wines Jr. and myself as we learn more about mental health and first responders. EMS CE hours are available for this event.

The Sept. 17th Summit will be at the Harrisonburg (VA) Rescue Squad 8am – 4pm. 1700 Reservoir St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801  – Facebook event page

The Sept. 24th Summit will be at the Mt. Jackson Rescue & Fire Co. 21  8am – 4pm. 6044 Main St., Mount Jackson, VA 22842 – Facebook event page

About the event:

Join Strength In Peers, Sentara RMH Medical Center, and JMU’s Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services for a summit to:

•Understand how traumatic events affect people.
•Improve how we serve people who have histories of trauma.
•Strengthen community resiliency and access to treatment.

Speakers: include
•Allison Sampson-Jackson, Ph.D., Prof. Licensed Social Worker
•Capt. Willy Wines, Prof. Firefighter and Iron Firemen
•Lt. Rhett Fleitz, Prof. Firefighter and Fire Critic

Cost is $10 and all proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Harrisonburg Disabled American Veterans.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

About Strength in Peers:

Strength In Peers is an organization of individuals who have experience overcoming substance abuse and mental health problems. We provide peer support to others who are working toward their recovery.