Upcoming Events

Cedar Park, Texas January 3-4, 2019

3rd Annual Texas Resiliency Training  for First Responders & Family


When:  January 3-4, 2019

Time:  0800-1600

Where: New Hope Church

               Cedar Park, TX 78613


Hosted by the Cedar Park Police & Fire Departments


This two day training is for all first responders, police, fire, military, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired first responders, professional staff, clinicians and spouses who work in or with the public safety field.  (Spouses are encouraged to attend)

The phrase “fit for duty” for public safety professionals has historically only accounted for good physical health for the duties related to one’s job. However, recent evidence-based research indicates that maintaining one’s behavioral health is equally important.  It's no secret that physical and mental stress can have serious consequences on your well being. It shouldn't be surprising, then, to learn that researchers have found that working as a public safety professional can contribute to health problems. To combat the health hazards that come with public safety work, we are providing this training to improve resiliency, your mental health and well-being so you can maintain a enjoyable career and live a healthy life.


Speakers and Topics

Surviving Critical Incidents and Marriage - Lieutenant Cathy Bustos from Cedar Park PD and Corporal Javier Bustos from Austin PD


Mental Health in the First-Responder Community and Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Address Trauma-Induced Symptoms- Erica Uberhagen, LCDC and was a former police officer


Mitigating Personal Crisis in Public Safety Environments - Jennet Sullivan, Accreditation and Compliance Coordinator, Cedar Park Police Department


Training Together, Saving Each Other- Firefighter Jeremy Meglasson Pflugerville Fire Department-


Broken and Still Standing - Bryan Flatt, TMPA Training Coordinator - The goal of Bryan's presentation, 


Trauma and Resilience - Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW


Continental breakfast included and lunch

*You must register to attend.  Early bird registration is $100.00 (plus Eventbrite charges) and is available until December 19th.  After December 19th ticket prices will increase to $125.00 (plus Eventbrite charges).  We encourage you to bring your spouse, a significant other or a friend to this important event.  We are offering buy one get one half off registrations.  Early bird registrations is $150.00 for two tickets.  Seats are limited!

If you are from out of town and need a hotel, see thee hotel info below.


Scholarships available for financial hardships.

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Kissimmee, FL March 1-2, 2019

Improving Your Mental Health and Wellness for First Responders


When:  March 1-2, 2019

Time:  0800-1600

Where:  TBD

Kissimmee, FL 

Hosted by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office


This two day training is for all first responders, police, fire, military, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired first responders, professional staff, clinicians and spouses who work in or with the public safety field.  (Spouses are encouraged to attend)

The phrase “fit for duty” for public safety professionals has historically only accounted for good physical health for the duties related to one’s job. However, recent evidence-based research indicates that maintaining one’s behavioral health is equally important.  It's no secret that physical and mental stress can have serious consequences on your well being. It shouldn't be surprising, then, to learn that researchers have found that working as a public safety professional can contribute to health problems. To combat the health hazards that come with public safety work, we are providing this training to improve resiliency, your mental health and well-being so you can maintain a enjoyable career and live a healthy life.

More Information Coming Soon!


Scholarships available for financial hardshi

Annacortes, WA March 20-21, 2019

Hosted by The Island County Sheriff's Office and Swinomish Tribal Police     


When:  March 20-21, 2019

Time:  0800-1600

Where: Swinomish Casino and Lodge  

12885 Casino Drive 

Anacortes, WA 98221     


Hosted by the Island County Sheriff's Office & Swinomish Police Department

Co-hosted by Code 4 NW and Blue H.E.L.P.


This training is for all 1st responders, police, fire, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired 1st responders, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, and all who work in the public safety field. 


1st Responder Conferences presents a multi-faceted two-day seminar and networking event for improving the mental health and wellness of our first responders.  By discussing the real 21st Century issues that are consistently facing our first responders and their families, our conference will provide awareness, resources and action items to combat PTSD, depression, suicide, addiction, stress, and overall mental health. 

1st Responder Conferences proudly introduces a line-up of credible nationally recognized speakers who will address matters that impact the personal and professional lives of first responders and their family members through dynamic and engaging presentations for the entire first responder community. This two-day seminar is unique in that your spouses or significant others who support you are invited to come learn with you. 

With a progressive and forward message of optimism and sustainability, 1st Responder Conferences goal is pushing past traditional silence and bringing first responder wellness to our America's Heroes.


Speakers and Topics


Operational Stress and Resilience- Dr. Shannon Meyer, FBI Clinical Psychologist


Surviving the Job- Officer Steve Redmond, Seattle Police and Founder of Code 4 NW


Post Traumatic Growth, A Positive Change - Mike Washington, Seattle Firefighter


The Power of Vision- Sergeant Laura Price, Island County Sheriff's Office


Treating PTSD: What Actually Works-CSW Matt Quakenbush, Deer Hollow Recovery


Responder Resilience- Chris Sutherland and Jeremy Wood, Marysville Police Department


Scholarships available for financial hardships.

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Twin Falls, ID April 11-12, 2019

Hosted by SIRCOMM


When:  April 11-12, 2019

Time:  0800-1600

Where:  Canyon Crest Event Center

330 Canyon Crest Drive
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301


This training is for all 1st responders, police, fire, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired 1st responders, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, and all who work in the public safety field. 

1st Responder Conferences presents a multi-faceted two-day seminar and networking event for improving the mental health and wellness of our first responders.  By discussing the real 21st Century issues that are consistently facing our first responders and their families, our conference will provide awareness, resources and action items to combat PTSD, depression, suicide, addiction, stress, and overall mental health. 

1st Responder Conferences proudly introduces a line-up of credible nationally recognized speakers who will address matters that impact the personal and professional lives of first responders and their family members through dynamic and engaging presentations for the entire first responder community. This two-day seminar is unique in that your spouses or significant others who support you are invited to come learn with you. 

With a progressive and forward message of optimism and sustainability, 1st Responder Conferences goal is pushing past traditional silence and bringing first responder wellness to our America's Heroes.


More Information Coming Soon!

Palatine, IL April 11-12, 2019

Hosted by Blue H.E.L.P.


When:  April 11-12, 2019

Time:  0800-1600

Where:  Holiday Inn Express Palatine-Arlington Heights  

1550 E. Dundee Rd

Palatine, IL 60074


More information Coming Soon

Washington DC May 11, 2019

2019 Blue H.E.L.P. Police Week Dinner


When:  May 11, 2019

Time:  1800-Midnight

Where:  Capital Hilton

Washington, DC



Keynote Speaker

Jon Adler

Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Blue H.E.L.P. will be hosting a dinner to honor the service of the law enforcement officers who lost their personal battles and died by suicide. Please join us as we welcome 150 family members to honor and remember their loved ones for the way they lived.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact sponsor@wearebluehelp.org.

www.wearebluehelp.org

If you have lost a law enforcement officer to suicide, please register them with us so we can honor their service.

Cedar Park, TX Endorsements

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Kissimmee Endorsements

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Anacortes, WA Endorsements

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