The latest episode of the LSU NCBRT Preparedness Podcast is Part Two of a conversation on responder resiliency during a crisis. What is responder resilience? How can emergency responders care for their mental health and well-being given the added pressures and uncertainties of COVID-19? Our guests include Dr. Carolyn Coarsey, president and co-founder of the Family Assistance Foundation, and NCBRT subject matter expert Roy Bethge. Roy is also a retired deputy police chief and current serves as the chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Education and Training Committee.
Below is a list of the resources that Roy and Carolyn recommended for listeners who want to learn more about resilience:
Resilience: Hard-Won for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens (https://www.amazon.com/Resilience-Hard-Won-Wisdom-Living-Better/dp/0544705262)
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms-ebook/dp/B007P7HRS4/ref=sr_1_1)
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth-ebook/dp/B010MH9V3W/ref=sr_1_1)
Anyway by Kent M. Keith (https://www.amazon.com/Anyway-Paradoxical-Commandments-Finding-Personal-ebook/dp/B0024CEY1S/ref=sr_1_1)
Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness by Rick Hanson (https://www.amazon.com/Resilient-Grow-Unshakable-Strength-Happiness-ebook/dp/B074LX2796/ref=sr_1_1)
The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer (https://www.amazon.com/Resilient-Grow-Unshakable-Strength-Happiness-ebook/dp/B074LX2796/ref=sr_1_1)
Brene Brown's TED Talk on shame (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psN1DORYYV0)
Brene Brown's TED Talk on vulnerability (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o)
Angela Duckworth's TED Talk on grit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H14bBuluwB8)
Listen, and share with us how this is impacting you, or those around you.