Helping our Heroes II: Franciscan Center PTSD Retreat for First Responders

April 15, 2014
Hosted by Pamela Hill

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Episode Description

Did you know that emergency service professionals that are at a greater risk of suffering long-term stress that can lead to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? In fact, the rate for diagnosable PTSD among firefighters was significantly higher compared to the general population. With little media coverage and serious under reporting of PTSD in first responders, there are few resources dedicated solely to these women and men. As part of our continuing series of Helping our Heroes, we are honored to have three people who are determined to do something about this, Sister Anne Dougherty who founded The Franciscan Center Post Trauma Education Retreat Program, Jane Castor, Chief of Police for the city of Tampa, FL and the Center’s Director of Peer Support, Mike Roche. Join us for this important show honoring our nation’s heroes.

Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101 will focus on risk mitigation and business preparedness steps in a practical and realistic way, for any sized organization in any industry. This show will drive risk and preparedness topics from discussion to action, and really educate about why businesses must prepare, and then provide the knowledge to get it done. The topics we cover are related to current “hot topics,” such as workplace violence, technology resilience, emergency communications, the psychology of disaster, or cyber-attacks. At other times when there are no “hot topics”, issues covered will range from threat assessment, to human resource issues related to emergency management, to best practices in risk mitigation.

Pamela Hill

By trade, Pamela Hill is a business professional with over twenty five years of experience in business continuity planning, disaster and emergency preparedness for a wide variety of industries.

After a successful run as a VoiceAmerica Host on Fear is Negotiable: Business Survival Skills 101, covering emergency preparedness in businesses, she decided to switch gears to talk about her true passion, dogs and their uniquely close relationship with humans.

Pam’s love affair with all things canine started when she was young, where she traveled throughout the west coast competing in dog shows with her client’s dogs, and also in obedience events with her own dogs. That was a long time ago, but the love of dogs was like a siren song, calling her back.

Now, Pam is focusing the show on education and creating awareness of all the ways dogs and human enrich each other’s lives.

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