"I support this program and Dr. Brower's efforts with these vital topics 100%! Dr. Brower is our Peer Support Liaison and our department simply considers her family."
Endorsements and Testimonials
"After having a chance to review the information on the NERPSC, I would like to offer my full support and encouragement for this program. Being in law enforcement, or any first responder agency is difficult work, but the past few months have increased the difficulty and stress exponentially! Between the COVID pandemic, social unrest, and many organizations facing critical budgetary issues, this is one of the most difficult times to be a first responder. An already difficult and stressful profession is even more difficult and taxing. The stress impacts not only our employees but has sign
"Support for law enforcement and their families is vital to our survival. The creation of a trusted, online, one-stop-shop for resources and support, will surely have a huge impact on emergency services and public safety personnel throughout the country. Having clinicians who are culturally competent, trauma informed and easily identifiable through this certification and the national registry is a game-changer."
"Responders have long needed a reliable way to identify mental health clinicians who understand both the culture and the chronic exposure to stress and trauma that come with the job. Far too many responders have reached out in times of need to clinicians who get it, were visibly upset by the calls shared with them, or who judged the responder for using culturally condoned coping mechanisms. Dr. Brower has created the solution - a program that supports clinicians in delivering culturally competent and trauma-informed care through a certification that guides responders to these providers.
"I have been a member of a police Peer Support Team for several years, and like many first responders, have experienced a number of critical incidents throughout my career. Now, more than ever, we need the type of support offered by the National Emergency Responder and Public Safety Center for responders and their families, particularly given the challenges posed by the current climate of our country.