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First Responder Program

HEROES (Helping Early Responders Overcome Extreme Stressors)

Emergency responders such as police, fire, healthcare workers and military personnel are often exposed to traumatic experiences. Service-related trauma (PTSD) is a disabling anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a traumatic event or series of events. Some of the symptoms that may be experienced with this type of disorder can include nightmares, flashbacks, hyper vigilance, irritability, difficulty concentrating and changes in sleep and/or appetite.

Through psychoeducation about the negative effects of trauma, patients gain coping skills to learn a healthier way of living. Whether at the Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient level of care, groups are facilitated by master-level licensed clinicians on a variety of topics that include:

  • Anger management
  • Resistance to change
  • Positive thinking
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Motivation to change
  • Coping skills
  • Relapse prevention
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Grief and loss
  • Healthy relationships
  • Feeling Identification
  • Safety Planning
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Transition to Civilian Life
  • Family Dynamics

The HEROES program is provided Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at our main campus in Westampton Township, New Jersey.

Help is Only a Call Away

Our staff is dedicated to providing the immediate help an individual might need. Hampton Behavioral Health Center’s Access Center is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week with specially trained assessment coordinators to provide confidential level of care assessments. Call 800-603-6767 today.