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NAFFVN Supports First Responders with Service Dogs. The following video's is why we have them and what they do to calm the P.T.S. Storms when they come at us. This video is rated #1 to view and consider. Work with your therapist to see if the fit is rite for you.





NAFFVN also sees Horses as a part of our recovery; considering a program that helps you to normalize p.t.s. wounding then have a look at "Horses" and what is said about how they can help

in your recovery.  In Law and Fire first responder communities horses have been a part of our early history and with Law Enforcementmounted patrols continue to work alongside on the front lines.  They now carry on with additional ability to change our outcomewith Operational Stress Injury (P.T.S.)  There are a few of these treatment programs available in Canada and the United States.  If you are currently in therapy ask your therapist about this model and if it could be a fit for you.




NAFFVN Warning Graphic War Scene;  guard your mind on viewing if you have pts triggers.  This video is posted here as a service to all serving and retired military and first responder veterans who need the service of a trauma animal. Shannon Pennington retired Canadian Forces and Firefighterveteran




NAFFVN has viewed this video and it speaks to all pts wounded warriors about the value of having a service animal.

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Removing The Stigma of Mental Illness

Dr de Blois uses Mindfullness Training along with Equine Assisted the link below to view her web site and view her extensive credentials. She is a highly certified Trauma Informed Clinician.

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Station House’s residential program is designed to help first responders overcome substance addiction. The program is exclusive to first responders.

“If you have no capacity for violence then you are a healthy productive citizen: a sheep. If you have a capacity for violence and no empathy for your fellow citizens, then you have defined an aggressive sociopath—a wolf.



They can help you get back to the job or to a new beginning and quality of life with the tools necessary to master critical incident stress.



Stephanie Conn, Registered Clinical Counsellor, R.C.C., specializing in issues affecting emergency services personnel. Former law enforcement officer and CISM peer support.  Vancouver B.C.


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