Mission Statement, Goals & Objectives

MISSION

Provide aid and comfort to individuals, groups and communities impacted by violence, tragedy or traumatic events.

GOAL

K9FR Teams connecting and engaging with those impacted by psychological trauma, re-establishing emotional and cognitive equilibrium, and fostering resilience.

OBJECTIVES

  • Educate handlers in Psychological First Aid, Critical Incident Stress Management, Psychological Trauma Stress Management and Resilience as well as State/Federal mobilization and deployment protocols.
  • Train K9FR Teams to be effective Critical Incident Mental Health Support members.
  • Raise awareness regarding the effectiveness of the K9 First Responder model.
  • Promote a unified education, training and response standard that organizations, agencies, counties and municipalities can rely upon when integrating CIMHS dog teams into their response plans.
  • Expand the network of therapy dog groups and organizations using the K9 First Responder model to increase the number of local and statewide resources available to mobilize and deploy.

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