For the past four years, the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center has been a place of healing and support dedicated to serving as a resource and referral center for individuals affected by the shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Now we’re honored to be able to support Southern Nevada first responders—including police officers, dispatchers, paramedics, EMTs, firefighters, coroners/medical examiners, and the Southern Nevada Health District.
My name is Tiffany Oba, and I am the new Responder Wellness Coordinator for Southern Nevada responders. I am here to serve and support first responders as a coordinator of psychological care in addition to, or in conjunction with, services that their organizations may provide. I am also a resource for peer support teams as needed following critical incidents to coordinate psychological care.
In addition to coordinating care, I am responsible for organizing training for responders with the employee assistance programs throughout the Southern Nevada region. I will be coordinating resiliency training and trauma stress management support through education for responders regarding ongoing, non-critical, job-related stress, as well as encouraging proactive responses to stress management and psychological care for responders following critical incidents as needed.
I have performed a broad spectrum of human services care while in the United States Air Force for over four years. For the past six years, I have worked for Clark County in clinical support of adults and families during crisis, abuse, and neglect. I have assessed immediate safety needs that include both physical and mental health challenges, offering care and support while performing crisis intervention when needed. I have identified, evaluated, and secured appropriate alternative counseling services and programs to assist with behavior modification during crises.
I am dedicated to servicing and supporting the Southern Nevada responder community. That includes providing insightful programs, workshops, interactive training, and online classes for personal care and critical needs. I am open to any suggestions and comments regarding how I may be of better service to responders and their families.
I provide a monthly newsletter, The Responder, which touches on different themes, shares important updates, and details upcoming events relevant to first responders in Southern Nevada and their loved ones. Please visit VegasStrongRC.org/responder to learn more about the Resiliency Center’s new Responder Wellness Program, see what trainings are currently available, and subscribe to the newsletter. Feel free to contact me at 702-776-3827 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information regarding upcoming training as well as referrals for mental health assessments or treatment and any questions or concerns that you may have.