A national grant is helping to provide Huron County first responders with trauma training.
Victim Services Huron is hosting the one-day session May 30th in Seaforth, made possible by the National Victims & Survivors of Crime Grant.
Susan Alexander from Thin Line Training will provide attendees with instruction on identifying and understanding occupational stress, and how to respond.
First responders will also be shown how to assess challenges in functioning at work, and how to consider new responses to those challenges.
Executive Director of Victim Services Huron, Deborah Logue, says "We applied for this grant because we feel that the complexities of the client population that require support has become more prevalent. The incidents of vicarious trauma and burnout are substantially higher in recent years. We've had an increase in suicide from our first responders across the province."
The session runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Seaforth Community Centre on May 30th, and is sold out.