Carlos Farina
Help for Our Heroes

The “Help for Our Heroes” training program is an up close and personal session as well as an in-service Training for Fire, Police, Dispatchers, Telecommunicators, Probation, Corrections and Military.  This training showcases how First Responders Suffer in Silence and are afraid to ask for help from their employers.  This training session will guide and direct the first responder on how to ask for help as well as the employees’ rights to the Federal Medical Leave Act and how it pertains to public service. 


This will be an in depth look at what First Responder therapy looks like and how to acquire it to lead a successful life.  All over the country First Responders are suffering and committing suicide.  This training module will not only show the first responder who may be struggling how to ask for help, but also for their partners and supervisors who recognize there may be an issue with PTSS, Mental Health, Gambling, Alcoholism or Drug Abuse.  It will be presented by Rich Wistocki and "Help for Our Heroes" First Responder Treatment Program Director, Carlos Farina.


No one is better suited to help lead our First Responder community through their journey to recovery than Carlos Farina.  Carlos is a war veteran and has spent 30 years as a police officer in Broward County Florida.  During his career, his assignments included road patrol, staff clinician for the psychological Services Division, School Resource Officer, Hostage Negotiator and Psychological profiler.  His dedication to helping these men and women first responders stems from years of providing recovery and mental health services in private practice as well as community mental health and recovery centers.  Carlos delivers the message to our first responders that there is no need to suffer in silence when there is confidential help when suffering from PTS, Mental Health issues, Gambling, Suicide, Alcohol and Drugs.  This program will show the First Responder that if they are struggling or know someone they work with is struggling, how to get them the help they need confidentially so they can lead a productive life.


OSROA is pleased to welcome Carlos to our 2020 School Safety Conference.

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