Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you...
doesn't mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.
The mission of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program (NCLEAP) is to respond to the actual needs of law enforcement officers, first responders, their families and civilian staff. The work of NCLEAP is focused on turning vulnerability into strength through education, training, peer support, and pastoral care.
NCLEAP offers Peer-driven assistance to law enforcement officers, firefighters and first responders who have been involved in critical incidents. Mental health professionals help tremendously in dealing with critical incidents and we have found that proven sustainable success comes from the use of peers who have experienced critical incidents. Peers are an invaluable resource for those working through traumatic experiences.
Through the combination of Peer Support, Chaplaincy services, Post Critical Incident Seminars, education and training we are impacting careers, families, and the lives of those who serve.
Critical Incident Stress Management
Critical Incident Stress: While 'everyday' cumulative stress can take its toll, critical incident stress is different in that it directly relates to a dramatic event or events inherent in the life of a first responder that can result in a number of debilitating symptoms. These events often result in an overwhelming sense of vulnerability and/or loss of control. Critical Incident Stress includes, but is not limited to:
Line of duty shootings - Line of duty deaths - Getting seriously injured on the job - traffic fatalities - High-speed pursuits that end in tragedy - Events with critical media attention
NCLEAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our services are offered at no charge to the men and women who serve as law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency service personnel. Our funding comes through donations of individuals like you.