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 and 2020, 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, following COVID-19, Resilient Retreat also assessed how the pandemic is impacting those on the front of the line.

The results suggested that:

  • Roughly 50% of first responders/helping professionals are experiencing compassion fatigue in our community.
  • 74.6% first responders/helping professionals noted their job has been harder since COVID-19.
  • All first responders/helping professionals felt that at least one program proposed by Resilient Retreat would be helpful to them in addressing the impacts of work-related trauma.

Click below to see the full reports:

2019 Report

2020 Report

The Impact:

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

  • Increase in overall health
  • Decrease in missed days of work due to stress
  • Decrease in depression
  • Decrease in suicidal ideation
  • Increase in sleep quality
  • Decrease in PTSD
  • Increase in happiness
  • Increase in feeling like you matter to others
  • Increase in emotional clarity

Click below to see the full report:

2020 Report