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Peer Support

Peer support can decrease the unnecessary suffering of coworkers and give the peer supporter a greater sense of purpose
When developing a peer support program, public safety agencies must consider the program from all angles and answer key questions
Fiscal Ofc. Jennifer Simon and Lt. Greg Simon discuss the importance of including civilian staff on peer support teams
Fiscal Ofc. Jennifer Simon and Lt. Greg Simon discuss the importance of including civilian staff on peer support teams
Dr. Mike Ricker discusses how knowing when we aren’t doing well is an important first step in effectively dealing with triggers
Like any special ops team, a law enforcement peer support team has a mission to fulfill
Peer support can act as one facet of treatment alongside professional counseling, group therapy or medical treatment
When implemented effectively, a peer support program can be one of the best resources for first responders to access help
Treatment is available to help responders struggling with mental health disorders and substance use
Peer support is an effective means of getting help to officers in need, from other officers who understand their problems