This course will explore the lives of First Responders and what they experience in doing the job they have been called to. For the purposes of this course, we consider First Responders to be fire fighters, police, and paramedics.
At one time, many first responders did not talk about the calls they were on. If they were to show emotion, there was the perception that they might be weak. Because of all that they witness, many of the first responders are dealing with PTSD, depression and anxiety.
There are three required books for this course, which you will need to purchase before you begin. Other readings, including a workbook, will be provided through the course. Required texts are:
This class is for pastors and for laity who are involved with pastoral care, to help them understand the challenges First Responders face so they can better provide pastoral care to First Responders and their families. The skills learned in this course may also help you provide pastoral care to military veterans. The average work for this course is 5 hours. 1.0 CEUs