Program Coordinator Ruth Lamb, PhD, in a 2015 interview with CBC Radio's Stephen Quinn here :
The Strategic Resilience for First Responders Certificate Program interweaves modern neuroscience theory with resilience-based mind-body and somatic self-development tools. The program addresses the risk over time for vicarious trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on a wide range of front line staff as they support traumatized individuals. It is known that repetitive invasion of another’s trauma can consciously and unconsciously subtly drain vital energy, impact personal feelings, values, judgments, relationships and other aspects of whole-person functioning. A consistent level of high performance and decision-making requires resilience on multiple levels.
Learn to manage your nervous system, practice brain and body-energy oriented strategies, and maintain wise and inspired empathetic engagement with self and others. This practical, educational program is based on over 15 years of clinical experience in trauma-focused areas, evidence-based research and literature.
If you are a professional who witnesses trauma and cares for those who have undergone trauma: ambulance, fire, police, military, health care, child care, educators, coroners and crisis line workers, this program is for you.