September 2022 CTIPP CAN Call on Building Resiliency

The discussion featured Dr. Kate Tumelty Felice and Rob Czepiel of Resilient Minds on the Front Lines. The nonprofit offers programs focused on mental health and well-being, particularly on first responders. CTIPP also briefed attendees on cultivating trauma-informed schools from a new report that explains the why/how, and provides actionable steps, and examples for creating thriving school environments. We also updated the group on the latest Congressional news, policy, and developments.

Resilient Minds on the Front Lines is a New Jersey-based nonprofit organization that brings tools, knowledge, skills, and instruction to help first responders help themselves and others. The organization offers programs focused on mental health and well-being, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of first responders. Their team comprises resiliency practitioners, trainers, educators, psychologists, retired and active law enforcement, medical professionals, chaplains, business professionals, and retired and active military officers.