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.
Chiron’s 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 will be 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 in the event of a major national crisis – a terrorist incident or national
disaster – Chiron’s best practices will create a uniform approach to behavioral health crisis management which
will complement the training and systems already in place. This integrated approach will save lives, improve the welfare
of our first responders, their families, and the community members they serve.