Resilience Seminar

The Crossing 3615 Southland Drive Columbia, Missouri 65201

Saturday, September 30, 2023 I 11:00 AM – 3 :00 PM I Lunch will be catered by Casa Maria Mexican Cantina

Come and be a part of the FRS Resilience Seminar a special event supporting local first responders and their significant others. Organized by First Responder Support, this seminar aims to enhance the resilience and well-being of our communities brave heroes. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and hear inspiring guest speaker presentations, tailored for Law Enforcement, Fire, Dispatch, EMS, and First Responder spouses.



Cathy & Javier Bustos: Warriors Healing Warriors: Surviving Critical Incidents & Marriage

The Peer Support Couple, Cathy & Javier Bustos, are retired police officers with four decades of experience and are certified in First Responder Peer Support. They are dedicated to helping officers and their families manage stress from critical incidents. Featured in the documentary “Officer Involved,” they also hold certifications in Law Enforcement Peer Support. Having experienced multiple critical incidents themselves, including a line-of duty-death and an Officer Involved Shooting, they understand the challenges officers face. They are First Responder spouses and parents.

Jill Newman M. Ed., LPC-S: Keeping First Things First: 5 Ways to Decrease the Impact of Trauma on the First Responder Family.

Director of Education and Outreach Warrior’s Rest Foundation, Jilly Newman discusses the timpact of trauma on first responders, trauma on first responder children, family communication and ways to connect with your family.


Learn More about FRS’s Resilience Scholarship

“Our first responders risk their lives to protect ours, and so today – and every day – we should thank those who serve and honor those we’ve lost.” – Kim Reynolds


We provide relief to those who serve the community as first responders by providing financial assistance to first responders (and their families) who experience loss and who are in need.

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