Resilience Training and Rural Responders

Research has shown that rural fire/ems and law enforcement are typically undertrained in coping with mental health issues in their communities and in their own ranks. Limited resources, cultural barriers, and stigma all play a role. The One Tree Learning Institutes “on line” 5 resilience skills training (https://www.onetreelearning.org/services/) provides some “mental armor” to cope with the demands of your work.

Michael Wm. Marks Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Marks is currently a Professor of Practice in Psychology and Program Director of the Supportive Education for Returning Veterans at the University of Arizona. Dr. Marks was co-founder of Vietnam Veterans of Montana and has received the Disabled Americans Veterans Humanitarian Award. Dr. Marks has dedicated his career to working with trauma survivors, both military and civilian, adults and children, for the last 44 years.

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RESILIENT QUOTE OF THE DAY

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”

— Confucius
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