AFTER-CARE PROGRAM

Our Approach:

  • Trauma-informed care: Our entire program is built upon a trauma-informed framework, creating an atmosphere of safety, trust, and empowerment.
  • Evidence-based therapies: We utilize evidence-based therapies, such as EMDR and cognitive-behavioural therapy, that have been proven effective in treating stress injuries.
  • Holistic approach: We recognize the importance of addressing the whole person, integrating physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects into the healing process.
  • Specialized support: Our experienced team consists of trauma therapists, counsellors, and veteran/first responder professionals who understand the unique challenges faced by stress-exposed populations.

Benefits of Our Program:

  • Reduction in PTSD symptoms: Participants can experience a significant reduction in the intensity and frequency of symptoms.
  • Enhanced coping skills: Participants develop practical tools and strategies to manage stress, triggers, and anxiety effectively.
  • Improved quality of life: By addressing the impact of trauma, participants can experience an improved overall quality of life, fostering healthier relationships and a greater sense of well-being.

The 6-month pilot aftercare program provides comprehensive support and resources for individuals who have completed the OSI treatment program. With a focus on facilitating the transition from intensive treatment to post-treatment life, the program offers individual therapy, group therapy, skills enhancement workshops, psychoeducation resources, support network and peer mentoring, and wellness activities. The program spans 6 months and includes 12 hours of individual therapy, 24 hours of group therapy, 12 hours of skills enhancement workshops, 6 hours of psychoeducation, 6 hours of support network and peer mentoring, and 12 hours of wellness activities. This aftercare program aims to sustain recovery, promote successful reintegration, and enhance long-term well-being for participants on their post-treatment journey.

Program Overview:

The after-care program is designed to address the unique needs of veterans and first responders and can be delivered remotely, ensuring accessibility and flexibility. It consists of the following components:

1. Individual Check-In Sessions:
   – Regular virtual sessions with a dedicated therapist.
   – Opportunities to discuss progress, challenges, and goals.
   – A safe and confidential space for reflection, guidance, and support.

2. Virtual Support Groups:
   – Engage with fellow veterans and first responders.
   – Foster a sense of community and shared experiences.
   – Exchange coping strategies, insights, and support.
  
3. Psychoeducational Resources:
   – Access to a comprehensive library of educational materials.
   – Articles, videos, and resources related to trauma, mental health, and well-being.
   – Enhance understanding and provide ongoing tools for self-care and personal growth.

4. Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques:
   – Regular virtual sessions focused on mindfulness practices and relaxation techniques.
   – Learn stress management strategies.
   – Cultivate resilience, reduce anxiety, and promote overall well-being.

5. Referral Network:
   – Assistance in connecting with community resources and services.
   – Access to specialized therapists, support groups, or additional treatment options.
   – Tailored recommendations based on individual needs.

Next Steps:

We highly value your feedback and input to shape this after-care program according to your needs. Your experience and insights are essential in creating a program that best supports your ongoing healing journey. We invite you to schedule a follow-up call with our team to discuss the proposed after-care program in detail, address any questions or concerns, and explore how we can customize it to meet your specific requirements.