Kansas Adjutant General's Department
About Us

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Mission

The Resiliency Training Center is available to Kansas National Guard personnel and their families.  Its mission is to provide a comprehensive range of customized education and training that instill the tools necessary to handle high level stress, accurately identify potential problems, and develop both individual and group techniques to survive and prosper in times of great stress.  Training will address the problems encountered by military and other first responders, disaster personnel and their families.

History

In 2006, the number of Kansas National Guard suicides equaled the number of combat related deaths.  Many other issues such as divorce, job loss, bankruptcies, legal issues demonstrated larger emerging problems with soldiers, airmen, and their families.  In response, the Adjutant General of Kansas took a multi-faceted approach using predeployment marriage workshops, stress relief training, employment programs, and creating the Resiliency Center.

With funding from the National Guard Bureau, a team was assembled to begin a pilot program to create resilient service members and families. The Resiliency team began interviewing leaders and conducting analysis of existing leadership and stress management training programs. The Resiliency Center has since deployed the Flash Forward Resiliency Training course, and has other resiliency courses currently in development.

The Resiliency Center has gathered information and collaborated with the following organizations:

  • USMC, Combat Operational Stress Control Program
  • US Air Force
  • US Army
  • US Army Center for Enhanced Performance Military Operational Medicine Research Program
  • US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Ft. Detrick, MD
  • US Navy, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery National Center for PTSD
  • National Defense University
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • Walter Reed Institute for Army Research (WRAIR)
  • Israeli Army and Psychological Health Programs

 

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Emergency Information

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