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Setting the Standard for Peer Support Programs

The Peer Support Foundation was formed to provide standardized practice and training to public safety professionals in relation to peer support concepts and critical incident stress.  We offer individual assistance to first responders, agency consultation, and training in peer support concepts.  This training is specifically designed for law enforcement, fire fighters, and EMS personnel.  Call today for more information.

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We offer the following services to first responders, families, and agencies.


Pre-Incident Education

We offer training's tor first responders and agencies in the following areas:
-Psychology of the First Responder

-Surviving Deadly Force Encounters
-First Responder Suicide Awareness
-Executive Leadership Training

-and more.

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Peer Support Team Training

We offer training to peer support teams in:
Basic Peer Support
Advanced Peer Support
Group Crisis Intervention (ICISF)
and others.

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Individual and Family Resources

At times families feel left alone when their first responder is in crisis. We can offer resources to individuals and family members through the journey of healing.


Agency Consultation

Critical Incidents can easily overwhelm agencies no matter the size. With our expreinced team members, we offer tailored consultation for agencies on how to best handle critical incidents. This will allow for first responders to heal. Unaddressed and non-validated responses to critical incidents can be detrimental to an agency.

Upcoming Events

  • PTSD911 Movie Premiere Des Moines Iowa
    Jun 23, 7:00 PM CDT
    Reach Church, 2725 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310, USA
    PTSD911 will provide information about a path forward from PTSD that does not lead to suicide, but rather leads to a return to a fulfilling life that involves serving others.
  • Basic Peer Support and Individual Crisis Intervention (ICISF) - 3 Days
    Wed, Aug 23
    Scottsbluff Fire and Police Building
    Aug 23, 8:00 AM MDT – Aug 25, 4:00 PM MDT
    Scottsbluff Fire and Police Building, 1801 Ave. B, Scottsbluff, NE 69361, USA
    Register now for the combined courses of Basic Peer Support and Individual Crisis Intervention. The 3-days of training will cover proactive peer support concepts and how to assist those following traumatic events. The training is FREE and provided by the Kyle's Day Foundation.
  • 2023 First Responder Wellness Conference
    Wed, Sep 27
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Sep 27, 8:00 AM CDT – Sep 29, 5:00 PM CDT
    Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USA
    Lt. Col. Dave Grossman will be at the 2023 First Responder Wellness Conference presented by the Peer Support Foundation.
  • CISM Individual Crisis Intervention and Group Crisis Intervention (GRIN - ICISF Training Course)
    Oct 18, 8:00 AM CDT – Oct 20, 4:00 PM CDT
    Cedar Rapids Police Department, 505 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, USA
    Register now for the combined courses of Individual Crisis Intervention and Group Crisis Intervention. Both courses are combined into one 3-day course called the GRIN course. Registration fee $350 for 3 days of training.
  • 2024 First Responder Gala
    Sat, Apr 13
    Prairie Meadows Conference Center
    Apr 13, 2024, 6:00 PM CDT
    Prairie Meadows Conference Center, 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009, USA
    ALL FIRST RESPONDERS!!! Come to the second annual First Responder Gala at Prairie Meadows Conference Center. This formal event will feature a national keynote speaker, dinner, dancing, and more! You will not want to miss this!

Contact Us

Peer Support Foundation

Mailing Address:
8805 Chambery Blvd. Suite #300 #208, Johnston, IA 50131


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