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Counseling Can Help Strengthen the Family Unit

By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety

Police officers, firefighters, and EMTs regularly experience high levels of stress and trauma. These experiences not only impact their own mental health, but can be detrimental to the wellbeing of the entire family unit.

[Related: How Children of First Responders Can Benefit from Counseling]

On this episode of In Public Safety Matters, learn about the unique challenges first responder families face and how they can benefit from professional counseling. Joining the conversation is American Military University professor Dr. Marie Isom who has extensive experience providing both child and family counseling.

Dr. Isom explains how counseling can strengthen the family unit by enhancing communication, teaching coping mechanisms, building problem-solving skills, and more. She also shares what a family should look for in a counselor, the importance of remaining open-minded, and how to create goals for counseling.

Listen to the full podcast here:

Leischen Kranick is a Managing Editor at AMU Edge. She has 15 years of experience writing articles and producing podcasts on topics relevant to law enforcement, fire services, emergency management, private security, and national security.

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