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 February 2019, Resilient Retreat conducted a survey asking first responders (e.g., police, fire/EMS, advocates, dispatch/operator) 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. The results suggested that first responders in Sarasota and Manatee counties experience burnout and secondary traumatic stress as a result of their work. The results also suggested that all first responders that responded felt that at least one of the programs proposed by Resilient Retreat would be helpful to them in addressing the impacts of work-related trauma.

Click below to see the full report:

First Responder Report

The Impact:

Resilient Retreat is currently conducting a pilot study exploring the impact of neurofeedback (i.e., train your brain waves to function more optimally) on survivors on abuse. This study is occurring in collaboration with one of our community partners, The Brainwave Center, in Sarasota. It is our plan to collect data from 20 survivors of abuse. If you would like to apply to take part in this study, please complete an APPLICATION. Please check back to see the full report in the coming months.