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 ( 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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“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”

— Herm Albright

One Tree Learning Institute

Our program is the application of resiliency practices that manage stress. The focus is on evidence-based practices and systems of resilience. We all will get changed by life events, but what that change looks like will depend on us. We can become survivors and grow from those experiences, rather than become victims of them. We have the power to help others grow by learning from our perspective. It is important for us to share the insights’ we have learned from working with these skills. In doing so we create a “clan” that sustains us; a place where we both give and receive.

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