Resilient Retreat is currently collecting data to demonstrate the need for trauma-based services and the impact of these services in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

The Need:

In 2019, 2020, and 2021, Resilient Retreat conducted a survey asking first responders/helping professionals (e.g., police, fire/EMS, advocates, teachers, non-profit workers) to report the impact of work-related stress and the types of services they feel would be most beneficial to them in combating this stress. In 2020 and 2021, following COVID-19, Resilient Retreat also assessed how the pandemic is impacting those on the front of the line.

The results suggested that:

  • 52% of first responders/helping professionals are experiencing compassion fatigue in our community.
  • 65.5% of first responders/helping professionals noted their job has been harder since COVID-19.

Click below to see the full reports:

2019 Report

2020 Report

2021 Report

The Impact:

In 2020 and 2021, Resilient Retreat conducted pilot studies exploring the impact of our programs on the health and well-being of survivors of abuse and first responders/helping professionals and the impact of our trauma trainings on the community. In 2021, Resilient Retreat analyzed our second round of data. We found the following positive results after completing programs at Resilient Retreat:

  • Decrease in depression
  • Decrease in suicidal thoughts
  • Decrease in overall stress
  • Decrease in PTSD
  • Decrease in alcohol use
  • Increase in feeling like others rely on you
  • Increase in goal-setting
  • Increase in impulse control

We found the following positive results after completing our community trainings on trauma:

  • 100% of respondents would recommend the trainings to others
  • 99% of respondents found the training helpful
  • 95% of respondents gained new knowledge from the training

Click below to see the full report:

2020 Report

2021 Report