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A Common Thread Runs through Recent Tragedies: Kansas City Chiefs’ Belcher, Portland Oregon Mall, and Newtown

On December 1, I awoke in my hotel room in Kansas City, Missouri to the news of the K.C. Chief Jovan Belcher’s homicide/suicide. As a trauma therapist my mind moved through three phases of reflection: first, sorrow and concern for … Continue reading

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Canada’s Rick Galway Joins 911 Wellness Foundation Board

We are delighted to welcome Mr. Rick Galway, ENP,  the 2011/2012 President of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Rick accepted Jim Marshall’s invitation during the 2012 Michigan NENA Conference in Lansing, Michigan on … Continue reading

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The Foundation’s 911ProTV Launched Today at Michigan NENA Conference

Today Co-producer Richard Thacker (Eaton County Central Dispatch, MI and fellow board member–911 Wellness Foundation) and I enjoyed the privilege of introducing Michigan’s 911 professionals to 911ProTV at the 2012 Michigan NENA Conference in Lansing. 911ProTV is the only online … Continue reading

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Craig Whittington, ENP joins 911 Wellness Foundation Board

On April 19, Craig Whittington, ENP, 2009 President of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) accepted an invitation to join the founding Board of Directors of 911 Wellness Foundation. Craig is currently Special Projects Director for Guilford Metro 911 (North … Continue reading

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Message on NG911 Awareness Carried to International Gathering of 911 Professionals

Jim Lanier, ENP and fellow Foundation Board member joined me in presenting at the 2012 Navigator Conference in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday. Our topic, Exploring the Risks of Next Generation 911 emphasized the many potential benefits of NG911 for the public … Continue reading

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Honoring National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 8-14

The board members of 911 Wellness Foundation extend our profound gratitude to the nation’s emergency telecommunicators for their extraordinary service as our country’s First first responders. Last year during this week celebrating dispatchers , I was asked to speak in … Continue reading

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911 Wellness Foundation Media Coverage re: Dispatcher PTSD

 Yesterday, 911 Wellness Foundation board member, Michael Armitage represented the Foundation in a news story on PTSD among dispatchers that aired in Northern Michigan, and featured LEELANAU COUNTY 911‘s  Emergency. Management Director Tom Skowronski,. We commend Tom and Michael and … Continue reading

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