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Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Cash or check are welcomed.  To register and pay by cash or check, please contact Gabriel at MCES at 610-279-6100, x. 175 or at  


"Emotional Body Armor for First Responders" is an intensive one-day workshop created by Safe Call Now, a confidential assistance and referral source for emergency responders and their families nationwide, accessible 24-hours-a-day.   

The workshop identifies those issues that manifest while working on the front lines of a demanding career that can lead to many issues regarding (but not limited to) trauma, relationships, finances, mental health, and substance abuse matters that can result in the loss of relationships, jobs and eventually their life.

The workshop is designed for all first responders and their family members if they choose and to provide them with the tools to help individuals being held back both personally and professionally by the bonds of addictive behaviors, co-dependency, family systems or trauma in any form. Participants will examine those barriers and experiences that influence the capacity for a happy, healthy life and career. The intensive workshop experience will reveal how painful life and job experiences are and that they can hamper the growth of individuals and block the ability to be authentic in relationships with self and others. 

While there is a stigma associated with reaching out for help or others within the profession, the intensive workshops are designed to overcome these barriers. The intensive workshop is also designed to empower first responders to look within and confront issues (both on and off the job) such as trauma, co-dependent relationships, setting healthy boundaries, using tools to increase self- esteem, to understanding and effectively experience all emotions and creating a tactical personal self-care plan to be successful in their personal and professional lives.

About the Speakers:

Sean Riley, President and Founder of Safe Call Now.

Sean Riley threw away his almost 20-year stellar police career due to an alcohol and drug addiction and was headed towards suicide to become another unknown statistic. He decided to do something about it. From his own experience, he knew that law enforcement wanted to come forward to help but due to the sitgma attached, they would not. Admitting to a substance abuse problem is perceived as a sign of weakness and results in a loss of career. By creating a safe place to reach out to, law enforcement is now coming forward in droves from around the nation. 

Caroline Smith 

Caroline Smith (MA, LPC, LISAC, CSAT, CMAT, EMDR) is the director of Pine Grove Family & Intensive workshops. She has worked with Pine Grove Behavioral Health, a subsidiary of Forrest General Hospital for the last six years. During that time, she served as the director of the Women's Center and Men's Next Step. Caroline is currently Director of the Pine Grove Family Workshop, providing family support for Pine Grove's Gentle Path, Next Step and the Women's Center. She received her Master's in Professional Counseling from Ottawa University. Caroline helped develop "Emotional Body Armor for First Responders" and is on the Advisory Board of Safe Call Now.

Lunch will be provided.

Please bring either a print out of your confirmation page or the e-receipt on your phone to the event to gain admittance.

Cash or check are welcomed.  To register and pay by cash or check, please contact Gabriel at MCES at 610-279-6100, x. 175 or at  


Gabriel Nathan at 610-279-6100 x175,,   

Have questions about EMOTIONAL BODY ARMOR FOR FIRST RESPONDERS? Contact Montgomery County Emergency Services

When & Where

Montgomery County Emergency
Building 33 Auditorium at Norristown State Hospital
1001 Stergiere Street
Norristown, PA 19403

Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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