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Dr. Jim Reese posthumously receives the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF)

At this year’s ICISF’s 15th World Congress on Stress in Baltimore Maryland, Dr. Jim Reese received the ICISF’s biennial “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his leadership and contributions to the field of stress management. Our Executive Director had the honor of co-presenting this award to Jim’s family, along with Dr. Jeff Mitchell and Dr. George Everly… Continue Reading →

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Technology and Trauma presentation given at the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) World Congress on Stress

In May, NPSS and Crisis Wellness Solutions partnered to provide two seminars at the ICISF’s 15th World Congress on Stress in Baltimore Maryland. The first presentation, “Technology & Trauma: Seeing the Impact from the Inside Out”, explored the way that modern technology allows an objective insight into the psychological, emotional, and physical state of a… Continue Reading →

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Advanced CISM Training Provided in Atlantic City NJ to a Diverse Audience

In March, NPSS had the opportunity to provide Advanced CISM education through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) at their regional conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Advanced intervention skills were presented over a 4-day period including Strategic Response to Crisis and Advanced Assisting individuals in Crisis.  Audience members consisted of attendees from diverse backgrounds… Continue Reading →

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Firefighter Mental Health training presented to the Massachusetts’ Fire Chiefs at the FCAM 2019 Conference

This February, NPSS along with the President of the FFMV presented two sessions to Fire Command personnel from across Massachusetts on Mental Health Issues in the Fire Service at the 2019 Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts (FCAM) Conference. Some of the contemporary topics faced by administrators that were discussed included stress, depression, addictions, suicide, veteran… Continue Reading →

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Ice Safety Reminder

As the winter season is upon us, recreational activities on our frozen waterways has begun. While many enjoy these activities without incident, there already have been many near-misses of people being rescued after falling through the ice. Once in the water the body can succumb to the effects of hypothermia very quickly, rendering the person… Continue Reading →

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FFMV Members Complete Peer Support Training

New members of the Fraternal Order of Firefighter Military Veterans completed a seven-day training series this Fall to prepare them to provide Peer Support in their organizations. Training included CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) classes on: Individual/Peer Support, Group Interventions, Suicide Prevention, and Battlefield to Street (a military-specific training program). This group is focused on… Continue Reading →

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