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Advanced Peer Support Training
The West Coast Post-trauma Retreat (WCPR) Program has been recognized by The Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as an Advanced Peer Counseling Class.  WCPR is the only advanced peer counseling class approved by POST. Read more...

The West Coast Post-trauma Retreatsm (WCPR) Program.
The WCPR program is for first responders whose lives have been impacted by their work experience. WCPR is one of only two residential treatment facilities of its kind in the world. The other program is the On-Site Academy in Massachusetts, with which WCPR is affiliated. The WCPR residential program provides an educational experience designed to help current and retired first responders, recognize the signs and symptoms of work-related stress including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in themselves and in others.

Who We Are
WCPR is a part of the First Responder Support Network (FRSN), a non-profit organization with a skilled and experienced clinical and peer staff specifically trained in trauma recovery. Licensed clinicians, chaplains, and peer support members from police, fire and EMS have joined our team and volunteer their services. Our goal is to help emergency service professionals and retirees regain control over their lives and either return to work with a new perspective on stress and coping, move on with their lives if that is a more appropriate decision, or simply enjoy retirement.

How it Began
In 1999, a group of Northern California Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) peers, and a chaplain came together to help fellow first responders who were overwhelmed by the debilitating impact of critical incident stress. They created the West Coast Post-trauma Retreatsm (WCPR). If you are interested in volunteering at WCPR please contact us for more information.

Our Mission
The Mission of the West Coast Post-trauma Retreatsm is to provide a safe and confidential environment for the promotion of healing and education to those dedicated to the emergency service profession.

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