This past Friday, we had our first graduates as “Trauma-Informed Peer Facilitators” from Mission PD. Our goal is to educate our first responders to facilitate critical incident debriefings internally within their respective departments. Safety, support, and wellness are crucial within the first 24 hours. Our facilitators participated in a 40-hour course consisting of psychophysiology, individual and group interactions, a grueling exam, and open discussion on how they will apply their new skill set. We had a few guest speakers including Mission Mayor Armando O’Cañas and one of our board members, Chief Rene Lopez, Jr (ret). We’re looking to make a difference: one child, one family, and one community at a time.
~ Gilbert B Lopez – Founder/Executive Director