Emergency Services

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Duty, Honor, Hope
Strategies for Understanding & Unpacking First Responder Grief
Author: Beth L. Hewett, PhD, CT, CCISM, CEOLS

"Without question, this is the best book I have ever seen on the topic of grief." - George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP

In Duty, Honor, Hope: Strategies for Understanding and Unpacking First Responder Grief, Dr. Beth L. Hewett uses the lived experiences of 21 first responders, offering a practical approach to a subject many people don’t discuss: grief, grieving, and intentional mourning.
Griefs stemming from critical incidents often go unmourned, accumulating and stacking up, and eventually overflowing. She teaches a first response action approach to address stacked up griefs and prevent them from reaccumulating.

The beautiful cover artwork "Returning to Light" was painted by Shawn McCowell.

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Psychological Body Armor™
Lessons from Neuroscience That Can Save Your Career, Your Marriage, and Your Life
Author: George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, CCISM

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. But imagine if there was a way to "immunize" yourself from the stress of adversity. First responders, first receivers, disaster responders, public health professionals, and military members, to mention a few, are exposed to situations that can cause physical injury. As a result, they wear physical body armor and PPE for protection. At the same time, they are exposed to situations that can cause psychological injury. Shouldn't they also learn to use Psychological Body Armor™ for protection? Based on the latest relevant science, this book shows you how.

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The SAFER-R Model
Psychological Crisis Intervention
Author: George S. Everly, Jr., PhD, ABPP, CCISM, Author: Jeffrey T. Mitchell, PhD, CCISM

The SAFER-R ModelPsychological Crisis Intervention serves as a practical field guide to the SAFER-R model of psychological first aid (PFA). It is written in digest and outline form, for providing psychological crisis intervention to individuals. This guide is designed for use by emergency services and military peer support, educators, medical and nursing professionals, as well as mental health clinicians.

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