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Thank You First Responder to Conduct Mental Health First Aid Training at 2nd Annual Broward Mental Health Summit on Sept 12th
~ Sponsored by The GEO Group Foundation and BrandStar Cares
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. — SEPTEMBER 6, 2019 — Thank You First Responder, Inc. (TYFRO), a 501(c)3 South Florida based non-profit and The GEO Group Foundation will provide an eight hour educational course on Mental Health First Aid for up to 30 First Responders at the 2nd Annual Broward Mental Health Summit at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida on September 12, 2019.
The 2nd Annual Broward Mental Health Summit 2019, Presented by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, Memorial Healthcare System, and Ultimate Software, brings together the leading mental health providers in South Florida from county, state and federal government, private practice, non-profits, and academia to discuss and examine the current issues relating to mental health in Broward County. This year’s event will includes Breakout Sessions, allowing for more topics to be discussed in an interactive environment.
“As Sheriff of Broward County, I fully understand how Behavioral Health issues impact our community. It is my goal to provide the members of BSO with the most cutting edge education and resources available to serve the residents and visitors of Broward County,” stated BSO Sheriff Gregory Tony. “I am happy to partner with the Thank You First Responder organization as they roll out their Mental Health First Aid training program to our Fire Rescue personnel.”
“The GEO Group Foundation, is proud to support the Thank You First Responder Organization. The GEO Group is committed to making a difference in the communities in which it operates. Every year, through The GEO Group Foundation, GEO supports charities, schools, community organizations, and higher education scholarships for students across the country,” stated Christopher V. Ferreira.
Event organizer and Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward Executive Director Juan Carlos Arias stated “by attending the 2019 Broward Mental Health Summit you’ll walk away with concrete data, information tools, and a better understanding of the challenges affecting those with mental health issues.”
“We’re proud to sponsor the Broward County Mental Health Summit,” stated BrandStar CEO Mark Alfieri. “BrandStar Cares, our employee based philanthropic arm is honored to continue our support of Mental Health Awareness and provide first responders with enhanced knowledge to meet the needs of our community on a daily basis regarding mental health challenges.”
Stanton Smith, TYFRO Co-Founder and Board Member remarked, “this critical educational curriculum empowers local First Responders to better manage community engagement in the field, related to individual mental health scenarios as well as offering support to one another as it relates to the day to day challenges of intense stress related work environment.”
About Thank You First Responder
TYFRO is a grassroots, 501(c)3 effort whose purpose is to raise awareness, support, celebrate, honor and most importantly create a “Culture of Thank You” for all of our Nation’s First Responders for the difficult job they do every day by putting their lives on the line to protect and enhance our country and way of life. TYFRO supports the creation of a National Day of Recognition by the U.S. Congress and partners with MentalHealthFirstAid.org to offer Mental Health First Aid training. For more information please visit ThankYouFirstResponder.org.
About The GEO Group Foundation
The GEO Group is committed to making a difference in the communities in which it operates. Every year, through its charitable foundation, The GEO Group Foundation, GEO supports charities, schools, community organizations, and higher education scholarships for students across the country.
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