We love the opportunity to present, teach, train, mentor and inspire the first responder community to a healthier lifestyle
We focus on the physical, mental, relational, spiritual, financial and emotional health of these first responders. We know these categories of wellness vitally impact their overall job performance! Keeping them healthy provides safety, quality care and protection of our communities.
Warrior’s Rest Foundation was developed on the premise that we would seek out, train and continuously mentor peer support teams for agencies across the United States to help first responders stay healthy. The mission is: Working together to build resiliency with first responders, their partners, and their families to foster healthy professional and personal lives.
Healthy first responders make a safer community, by promoting first responder health, the community wins in the arena of top care and protection from their heroes. Our team teaches and trains others to present wellness strategies and trainings that will help our first responders start to have conversations about difficult topics such as suicide, substance abuse, and relationships, as well as fitness, nutrition, finances and their spiritual life. Depression and suicide rates are up nation-wide, as such, first responders are at especially high risk due to stressors in the era of covid and cultural turmoil. Training on recognizing risk factors and intervention strategies for suicide can help first responders that translates into proactive assistance for other community members.
"My employees are my #1 asset, my #1 investment and I am not throwing them away simply because they have some issues!"
Peer Team Builds
"The instructors at Warrior’s Rest are not only extremely knowledgeable and experienced, but their kindness and genuine care for everyone they work with is undeniable."
Peer Team Build Student South Dakota
Presentations on Wellness
"Thank you for sewing into my life. You are wonderful, and never grow weary in doing good! Thanks for making me a better advocate, provider, mother, wife and friend."
Victim Services Coordinator in Texas
"....First responders need to have a safe, comfortable spot to go and talk with someone that understands them!"
Widow of Officer Killed in the Line of Duty
Building Peer Support Teams
Warrior’s Rest Foundation’s mission to train and mentor peer support uses Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Individual and Group trainings along with stress management, self-care and how-to training on the full function of a peer support team. The CISM training is performed with the instructor credentialing from International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). The mentoring of the peer team(s) comes from the vast experience of peer team successes and failures that helped produce a list of points of failure that we use to mentor peer support teams to be successful.
We have teamed up with a fantastic group of subject matter experts to help bring resiliency training programs for the peer support team to teach within its respective agency.
Presentations and Training in the areas of wellness
Members of the Warrior's Rest Foundation team are passionate about inspiring others to live a healthier lifestyle. Speaking to small or large groups, the team continues to motivate others in the areas of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and relational wellness. These trainings are tailored to the agencies requests and include difficult topics of suicide, substance abuse and line of duty death.
Response: Peer Support, Counseling & Chaplain Services
Warrior's Rest Foundation team offers agencies the opportunity to provide intervention, education, counseling, and peer support in a structured process by responding via Critical incident Stress Management techniques, mentoring, guidance and advisory communication to agencies that ask for the assistance.
We have dozens of highly experienced peer support officers & firefighters that work tirelessly to ensure we support agencies in need with the expertise required to assist them in the most difficult of situations.