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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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Services

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

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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.

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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

  • Basic Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention (ICISF) - 3 Days
    Basic Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention (ICISF) - 3 Days
    Tue, Mar 19
    Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center
    Mar 19, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Mar 21, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT
    Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center, 4000 Apple Creek Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504, USA
    Mar 19, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Mar 21, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT
    Burleigh-Morton County Detention Center, 4000 Apple Creek Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504, USA
    The 3-days of training will cover proactive peer support concepts and how to assist those following traumatic events. This training includes the ICISF Course of Group Crisis Intervention. Cost of Training $200 and attendees will be invoiced upon completion of the training.
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  • Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Harlan, Iowa
    Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Harlan, Iowa
    Wed, Apr 03
    Harlan
    Apr 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Harlan, Harlan, IA 51537, USA
    Apr 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Harlan, Harlan, IA 51537, USA
    This 1-day training is designed for regional Iowa Line of Duty Death Response Teams comprised of the executive leadership of first responder agencies.
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  • Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Storm Lake, Iowa
    Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Storm Lake, Iowa
    Fri, Apr 05
    Buena Vista University
    Apr 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Buena Vista University, 610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588
    Apr 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Buena Vista University, 610 W 4th St, Storm Lake, IA 50588
    This 1-day training is designed for regional Iowa Line of Duty Death Response Teams comprised of the executive leadership of first responder agencies.
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  • Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Decorah Iowa
    Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Decorah Iowa
    Mon, Apr 08
    Decorah, Iowa
    Apr 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Decorah, Iowa, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
    Apr 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Decorah, Iowa, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
    This 1-day training is designed for regional Iowa Line of Duty Death Response Teams comprised of the executive leadership of first responder agencies.
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  • Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Ottumwa, Iowa
    Executive Level Line of Duty Death Assistance Training - Ottumwa, Iowa
    Wed, Apr 10
    Ottumwa, Iowa
    Apr 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Ottumwa, Iowa, Ottumwa, IA 52501, USA
    Apr 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Ottumwa, Iowa, Ottumwa, IA 52501, USA
    This 1-day training is designed for regional Iowa Line of Duty Death Response Teams comprised of the executive leadership of first responder agencies.
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  • 2024 First Responder Gala
    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
    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! CHILD CARE WILL BE PROVIDED TILL 10PM!!!! BUY 7 GET 1 FREE.
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  • Basic Peer Support Training- 3 days
    Basic Peer Support Training- 3 days
    Wed, Apr 17
    Sarpy County Sheriff's Office
    Apr 17, 2024, 8:00 AM – Apr 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, 8335 Platteview Rd, Papillion, NE 68046, USA
    Apr 17, 2024, 8:00 AM – Apr 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Sarpy County Sheriff's Office, 8335 Platteview Rd, Papillion, NE 68046, USA
    Register now for Basic Peer Support Training. The 3-days of training will cover proactive peer support concepts, first responder wellness, and how to assist those following traumatic events. The training is $275 / person
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  • 2024 Utah First Responder Wellness Conference
    2024 Utah First Responder Wellness Conference
    Thu, Aug 08
    Utah Valley University Grand Ballroom
    Aug 08, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Aug 09, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT
    Utah Valley University Grand Ballroom, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058, USA
    Aug 08, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Aug 09, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT
    Utah Valley University Grand Ballroom, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058, USA
    Join us at the 2024 Utah First Responder Wellness Conference featuring retired Deputy John Kelly from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office as our keynote speaker. In collaboration with Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, Chateau Recovery, and other national speakers, this event is not to be missed!
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  • Individual Crisis Intervention and Group Crisis Intervention (GRIN - ICISF Training Course)
    Individual Crisis Intervention and Group Crisis Intervention (GRIN - ICISF Training Course)
    Wed, Sep 04
    Polk County Sheriff's Office
    Sep 04, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Sep 06, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT
    Polk County Sheriff's Office, 5995 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313, USA
    Sep 04, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Sep 06, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT
    Polk County Sheriff's Office, 5995 NE 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50313, USA
    ICISF CISM GRIN Training. $375 per person.
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  • 2024 Iowa First Responder Wellness Conference
    2024 Iowa First Responder Wellness Conference
    Wed, Sep 18
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Sep 18, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Sep 20, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT
    Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USA
    Sep 18, 2024, 8:00 AM CDT – Sep 20, 2024, 4:00 PM CDT
    Hilton Garden Inn, 205 S 64th St, West Des Moines, IA 50266, USA
    Join us at the 2024 Iowa First Responder Wellness Conference, where Phoenix Police Officer Jason Schechterle, renowned for his inspiring journey, will be our keynote speaker. Don't miss the chance to hear Jason's powerful story and witness the resilience of the human spirit!
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Contact Us

Peer Support Foundation

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

515-978-1078

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