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OAPFF Peer Support Webinar: Alternatives to Building Resilience and Relieving Post Traumatic Stress
June 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Alternatives to Building Resilience and Relieving Post Traumatic Stress
This month, we will feature speakers that will discuss options that help build resilience. Resilience refers to the process by which individuals adapt positively during or after stressful situations that involve adversity or risk – this applies to both our personal and professional lives. Furthermore, resilience is a teachable proactive measure that is different for everyone.
Please join us as we welcome David Brown, President, from Frontline Freedom Adventure Therapy and Firefighter/Paramedic and OAPFF Peer Team Member Shawn Stauffer from Plain Twp. Fire Department.
Frontline Freedom is a non-profit organization that offers expense-free Adventure Therapy to current and retired first responders. They host multiple backpacking and fly-fishing trips per year that are designed to encourage connection and team building. David Brown will discuss his program and how the outdoor experiences can reduce anxiety, tension, and other post-traumatic stress symptoms.
Firefighter Shawn Stauffer (Plain Twp. Local 3850) will share his personal story of how he overcame adversity. He believes fitness is a key component to strong mental health and a valuable resource for managing and coping with on and off the job stress.
President, Frontline Freedom
David Brown is a 2005 graduate of the Ohio State University. He has ten years of leadership experience with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He has held various positions within the Patrol, including motorcycle unit officer, academy instructor, and post commander. He teaches leadership development for front line supervisors. David currently holds the rank of Staff Lieutenant and serves as an Assistant District Commander for the Columbus District of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Firefighter/Paramedic, Plain Township Fire Department
Shawn is a member of the OAPFF Peers Support Team and has served as a career fire fighter with Plain Twp. (Local 3850) since 2003. Shawn also shares a passion for fitness and is Co-Owner of CrossFit Future in Blacklick, Ohio, established in 2011. Shawn is very active at his Church (ONE Church) in Gahanna, Ohio, serving as the Assistant Safety Director, Medical Team Member, and on the Facilities Team.