First Responders Foundation’s FRST Program Offers Online Support Groups
The First Responders Support Team (FRST), a program of the First Responders Foundation (www.firstrespondersomaha.org) led by fully-licensed behavioral health practitioners, is offering their weekly/monthly support groups online via Zoom. Due to COVID-19, many support groups have been postponed, but the following groups will be available in a virtual setting:
- Peer Support Group on Monday evenings at 5 p.m. — This group is for First Responders. These supportive, confidential meetings are led by trained peers who are committed to managing the stress of the job in a healthy way and supporting others in their stress management. Clinicians are consulted as needed.
- Frontline Support Group on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. — This group is for medical personnel (nurses, medical assistants, doctors, etc.). It is led by clinicians and mitigates immediate and long-term effects from the trauma medical personnel are currently experiencing.
- Spouse/Significant Other Support Group on the first Friday of the month — These sessions provide an opportunity for spouses to care for themselves and learn ways to help live a more meaningful, intentional life with their first responder. This is a clinician/peer-led group.
The First Responders Foundation’s mission is to serve and honor first responders and their families. These groups are free and confidential to qualified individuals, both paid and volunteer first responders, and medical personnel in Nebraska and Iowa. Referrals are not necessary. For the Zoom meeting login information, please contact the First Responders Foundation at (402) 218-1218 / FRST@firstrespondersomaha.org or go online to www.firstrespondersomaha.org.