Very high quality course. Excellent presenter, useful and practical information. Thank you so much for making this available to us at no cost to us.

Amy Washington, Chicago CPS

The instructor was great! All of the information provided was above and beyond any class I have taken before.

Lora Ramirez, Waxhaw Police Dept.

I really feel that these classes are crucial for first responders to de-escalate and support those who are in crisis.

Pamela Gonzales, CASA/FH Counseling

Thanks to you, we are now trained to be able to help our community.

Tracey Master - Torrance County DWI Program

This was one of the toughest workshops I've attended, but very informative and necessary for the work I do with the Red Cross.

Michelle Mugge, LPC - American Red Cross

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The K-LOVE Crisis Response Training (CRT) is about impacting community through Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training and helping to create a network of first responders within the community that will be useful in a time of need or disaster. 

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