"IN VALOR THERE IS HOPE"
JOSHUA MICHAEL WENNER
TRAUMA IS A SYMPTOM OF CHRONIC DISCONNECT AND LACK OF BELONGING. IT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS, NEGLECTED AND UNDIAGNOSED DISEASE OF OUR TIME. BUILDING COURAGEOUS CULTURES AND RESILIENT PEOPLE IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO COMBAT TRAUMA, IDENTIFY CHRONIC STRESS AND INCREASE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS.
"IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, GO ALONE. IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER." -AFRICAN PROVERB
VIRTUAL TRAININGS | WARRIOR INTEGRATION | RESILIENCY PROGRAMS
Warrior based cultures receive a lifetime of training to perform well & follow protocol during high stress. They receive very little or no training on how to emotionally deal with the debris from what they experience at work.
What is lacking is warrior reintegration & resiliency rituals & frameworks. Valor is designed to provide both the culture & the individual with the training they need to safely integrate back to their homes & families & to address the growing problem of PTSD, depression, anxiety & suicide.
30% of first responders have PTSD & depression
20% increase of suicide among 1st responders compared to general population
PTSD & Depression are 5 x’s higher than the civilian population
Up to 40% of 1st responders & veterans have symptoms of PTSD
Up to 40% of EMT’s & 1st responders engage in hit-risk alcohol & drug use
WARRIOR RESILIENCY PROGRAMS
Building Courageous Cultures & Resilient People
Hospital & Prison Personnel
Our goal is to provide a platform that empowers members to utilize emotional resilience training to support mental health. Emotional resilience training addresses the root cause of anxiety, PTSD, depression, divorce, drug & alcohol addiction & suicide by teaching practical tools & self-care frameworks to re-integrate back into life.
THIS TRAINING IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR MEMBERS TO CREATE A CULTURE THAT:
Identifies early signs of substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, burnout, major stress and family problems among your members to get help before it’s too late.
Provides members the framework to reach out & ask for help when needed or reach in to ask other members if they need help when symptoms may indicate a problem.
Values practical self care practices and rituals to help your members manage mental health & wellness before it becomes a problem.
THIS TRAINING IS IMPORTANT FOR MANAGEMENT TO:
Set a new standard where the organization will value the emotional health of members equally as the public they serve.
Acknowledge that there is significant emotional trauma created in the line of duty that affects mental health & wellness.
Decrease turnover by providing the training & support to rehabilitate current members versus having to continually hire new members.
(Cost of hiring a new member 2.5 x the salary of a member.)
Fire Chief Henderson Fire Department
Valor has been a great organization for us & I would highly recommend their services
Captain Reno Firefighter Department
Our peer support team has been lucky enough to have Joshua Wenner come up and deliver his Emotional Resilience Training (ERT) with our peer support team a couple of times over the last year. Joshua's approach to discussing emotions allowed our peer support firefighters to really enjoy the training and take a lot of applicable information tools away from the training. Through ERT my peer support team was able to get the tools they could use themselves and also could be shared with our peers to be used.
With substance abuse being such a big issue in the fire service, Joshua was able to explain the 'why' of substance in a manner that really made sense with a lot of members of my peer support team. ERT is eye opening and really strikes home for a first responder. I would high recommend Joshua's ERT for any fire department or first responder peer support team.
Critical Care Flight Paramedic
I first met Joshua during a presentation that he gave to firefighters and their peer support personnel. It was evident that Joshua possessed the life experience to relate to those in need of emotional healing. After that presentation I asked Joshua to speak to the REMSA and Care flight staff along with their support personnel during EMS week with a focus on emotional wellbeing.
Joshua was also one of my speakers at a health & wellness symposium that I coordinated for the Nevada State EMS Advisory Committee on self care. It was attended by firefighters, mental health clinicians, EMS and hospital personnel. His presentation helped clarify some of the deep emotional trauma and turmoil that first responders experience and that there is hope and relief. The numbers of critical incident or traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, burnout and suicide has increased in first responders and we need those like Joshua to provide the right tools and assistance to decrease those numbers.
Joshua creates a safe environment for those he touches, he is passionate about helping people. He doesn't just listen! He doesn't just preach! He gives you practical and tangible tools to help you learn, grow and overcome those obstacles that are hindering your emotional recovery needs. He is truly a facilitator for change. I would highly recommend Joshua and his program.