NEWS: Within FRR


Trauma Response Team at FRR

Following training in Desensitization/Exposure Therapy and Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc., an FRR team of Certified Trauma Response Specialists has been assembled.

Systematic desensitization is a cognitive and behavioral therapy process designed to treat an individual who has been involved in a traumatic event (accident involving severe injury or death, incident involving a weapon, etc.), resulting in anxiety, fear, phobia, avoidance responses, panic disorder and/or post traumatic stress disorder. Group Crisis Intervention is a temporary, active, and supportive group Meeting during a period of extreme or potentially extreme distress. This immediate and practical response to the occurrence of traumatic employment-related events serves to ‘normalize’ the crisis experience and thereby reduces the likelihood of longer term stress and even Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The goal of immediate Trauma Response is to mitigate the impact of exposure to crises/trauma and enhance overall coping abilities by targeting the response, not the event. Emphasis is on control of responses via teaching of relaxation skills, imagery, cognitive rehearsal of anxiety- provoking in general situations, and followed by the same relative to specific situations.

Crises are sudden, unexpected, often life threatening and may overwhelm an individual’s capacity to reason adaptively. Our Team of trained Trauma Responders immediately inquire of pertinent information available from Management, prepare materials specific to the type of crises, coordinate a Meeting, and are dispatched…time is of the essence!


FRR Employee Awarded Certified Life Care Planner Certification

Katie Hulsey, a nationally recognized Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), has successfully completed the rigorous training requirements for Life Care Planner Certification (CLCP) from The University of Florida. Life Care Planning is a consultation specialty and a Life Care Plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice providing an organized and concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced a catastrophic injury or have a chronic health care needs. The methodology used in Life Care Planning is designed to be a comprehensive evaluation and analysis strategy that integrates evaluation, analysis, conclusions and recommendations, and a comprehensive report. This consistent methodology relates to an analysis of the needs made necessary by the onset of a disability or chronic health condition through the life expectancy of the patient.