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First Responder Relationships: Coping with Disconnection or Loneliness in First Responder Families
Spouses and First Responders and both subject to feeling lonely or disconnected often due to opposite schedules and shift work, struggles with connecting, and the impact from stress. This year has left many first responders and their families feeling isolated due to public controversy that many times also plays out between friends and extended family members. In this webinar, we will share common issues that many spouses experience, developmental stages that many spouses go through, and ways to cope.

Learning Objectives:
Identify ways and situations that first responders, spouses, and family members experience disconnection and loneliness.
Describe the development stages that spouses may develop as a part of their coping strategy and the impact on the relationship.
Identify coping strategies and techniques to respond to loneliness and create connection.

**AZPOST Approved**

Sep 27, 2021 11:00 AM in Arizona

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Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC, CDWF, CCISM
Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor and National Board Certified Counselor @Code4Couples
Cyndi Doyle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor and National Board Certified Counselor who works in private practice specializing in counseling first responders and first responder couples. Cyndi is also the founder of Code4Couples®, which normalizes, educates, and empowers law enforcement couples through her personal experience as a veteran law enforcement wife and as a mental health clinician. She is passionate about law enforcement couples having connected and resilient relationships and shares her knowledge through her presentations, Code4Couples® podcast, and new book Hold the Line: The Essential Guide to Protect Your Law Enforcement Relationship.
Rebecca Lynn, M.Ed.
Founder @Proud Police Wife
Rebecca Lynn is the founder of Proud Police Wife (.com), a nationally recognized blog, where she provides support, encouragement, education, and resources to law enforcement families. She is also the founder and host of the Annual Police Wife Conference, a virtual conference featuring highly sought after speakers and resources to law enforcement spouses internationally. Rebecca Lynn is the author of The Peacemaker’s Wife, A Journal for Reflection and Encouragement for Police Wives and Girlfriends and the author of an upcoming devotional for police wives and girlfriends. She holds a degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Education. Rebecca’s husband has been in law enforcement for 14 years and they have three small children.
Iva Rody, M.A.
Programs Manager @100 Club of Arizona
Iva Rody has served as an advocate in both government and private sectors. Mrs. Rody has a Bachelor of Science, Master of Administration and successfully developed multiple law enforcement & community programs. Often, Mrs. Rody is called upon to provide training on current best practices in Officer Wellness, Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, & Advocacy. As a graduate of the AZPOST Leadership Program, she serves on committees for the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Center for Prevention of Community Violence, the FBI, and peer reviewer for the Dept of Justice. Mrs. Rody was recognized by the AZ Attorney General for Outstanding Leadership, Innovative Practices and the IACP. She is the Programs Manager at 100 Club of AZ, leading solutions-based programming for the first responder community. In this role, she emphasizes the importance of holistic wellness for public safety personnel; and engages innovative technology that promotes access to critical resources