The Bridge Retreat

The next retreat held by The Bridge will begin on Friday, June 28th and end on Sunday, June 30th at:

Marriott Hotel
5605 Blazer Pkwy
Dublin, OH 43017

At this time, our retreats are open to Ohio first responders. We hope to expand to other states in the future.

Register

Friday

3P-4P:

Registration with the hotel
Sign consent forms

5P-6P:

Presentation of Colors
Opening prayer
Dinner
Who is The Bridge (mission and goals for workshop)

6P-9:30P:

Our keynote speakers discuss personal trauma, how it affected them and how they persevered.

Scott Geiselhart - Frazee, MN Fire Department
Danny Whiteside - Columbus, OH Fire Department
Michael McSellers* - Virginia State Police

9:30P:

Socialize

Saturday

8A-9A:

Breakfast

9A-10:15A:

Speakers:
Lisa Callander - Director, City of Columbus EAP
Carly Mesnick - Program Manager, Mount Carmel Health
Kay Werk - LISW-S

10:15A-10:30A:

Snacks/Break

10:30A-12P:

Police, Fire, and Dispatcher peer speakers

12P-1P:

Lunch

1P-2P:

Dierdra DeLong - Program Coordinator, State of Ohio FOP

2:15P-3:15P:

During this time, participate in activities at the retreat location (exercise rooms, swimming, yoga). Also, voluntary small breakout sessions that can be attended.

Breakout Sessions
Self Care & Stress Reduction - Dr. Jack Malinky
Dealing with Media and Departmental Stresses - Scott Hughes
Understanding EMDR Therapy - Kay Werk
Substance Abuse & Nutrition - Dr. Barbara Jones-Warren
Dispatchers Dealing with Stress
Yoga - Darin Fulks

3:30P-4:30P:

During this time, participate in activities at the retreat location (exercise rooms, swimming). Also, voluntary small breakout sessions that can be attended.

Breakout Sessions
Self Care & Stress Reduction - Dr. Jack Malinky
Dealing with Media and Departmental Stresses - Scott Hughes
Understanding EMDR Therapy - Kay Werk
Substance Abuse & Nutrition - Dr. Barbara Jones-Warren
Dispatchers Dealing with Stress
iRest Meditation - Jud Beachler

5P-6P:

Dinner

6P-7P:

Allison Uribe * - Wives on Duty

7P-9:30P:

Allison Uribe along with Peer Speakers *

9:30P:

Socialize

Sunday

8A-9A:

Breakfast

9A-10A:

Dr. Mike Wagner - "Aftercare Planning - Building Bridges”

10A-10:45A:

Presentation by Steve Click and Nate Dickerson of Ohio Assist

10:45A-11A:

Mick Yinger - The Bridge closing remarks
Chaplain Ron McMillin - Closing prayer

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* Denotes possible religious message by speaker