The mission of Chiron Center, Inc. is to provide behavioral health education, support, and resources designed to
maximize the professional excellence and overall quality of life of those who place themselves in harm’s way in service
of others. We accomplish this through our three divisions: Research & Development, Education & Outreach,
and Clinical Programs.
purpose is to be a trusted, respected,
and valued resource for those impacted by trauma and serious loss. Chiron serves as an integrative, peer-based, multi-dimensional
resource center designed specifically to meet the behavioral health needs of front line responders and their families: law
enforcement, fire suppression, emergency medical, communications/dispatch, military, social services, chaplaincy, humanitarian
aid personnel, and other first responders.
Chiron’s success means that every front line responder is more effective in a crisis and better able to handle the overall
impact of an event both in the moment and after they take off their uniform. Integrating more than traditional best
practices results in less vicarious and post-traumatic stress, shorter recovery times from incidents, and the saving of countless
dollars a year in costs relating to stress, suicides, depression, absenteeism, and lost productivity.
The value of Chiron includes an additional benefit along with the day-to-day welfare of our front
line personnel. In the event of a major national crisis – a terrorist incident or national disaster – Chiron’s
best practices create a uniform approach to behavioral health crisis management which complements the training, resources,
and systems already in place. This integrated approach saves lives and maximizes resources while improving the welfare
of our first responders, their families, and the community members they serve.