WHAT WE ARE ABOUT
OFF-DUTY PARTNERS FOR LIFE DESIRES TO:
AFFIRM THE ROLES OF 1ST RESPONDERS AND THEIR SPOUSES
TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION ADDRESSING THE IMPORTANCE AND UNIQUE ROLE OF BOTH THE 1ST RESPONDER AND THEIR SPOUSE.
THE DIVORCE RATE WITH THE 1ST RESPONDER COMMUNITY IS VERY HIGH.
Statistics prove it but more so, lives exhibited through behaviour that is meant for the workplace, does not do well in the home.
The home of a 1st Responder and their spouse is to be a place of refuge, shelter and shade when they come home weary and burdened.
The Spouse of a 1st Responder is the glue that holds the family together.
The 1st Responder and their Spouse need understanding and unique training in order to provide a safe and peaceful environment in their home, for both of them as a couple.
Let us journey with you to give you understanding of what is really happening behind the scenes of the 1st Responder family life. Life CAN change for the better, which then give you freedom to work in the calling you were made for.
With a variety of options to choose from, we're sure you'll enjoy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
WHO WE ARE:
Kevin served 33 years within a western Canada large city police department, as a police officer (25 yrs) and police Chaplain.
With a personal knowledge of the role of policing and the impact on families, Kevin and Deborah founded Diakonos Retreat Society (now Legacy Place Society) to care for the needs of the First Responder families.
Kevin is experienced in Critical Incident Stress Management, Pastoral Crisis Intervention, certified Senior Chaplain and Spiritual Director. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies.
Coaching in First Responder marriages has been part of Kevin and Deborah's journey with hundreds of First Responders, including police, fire military, paramedics, conservation and correctional officers.
In recent years, training Police and Fire couples in Couples Wellness through "Beat the Odds Together" has been a tremendous joy.
She describes herself as:
"Research Associate in the field of Marriage Development
with Human & Equine Relations."
Deborah is a retired police spouse. She has weathered walking alongside her husband in the policing community for 33 years, through all the stages of a policing career. During her tenure as police spouse, she took many courses on marriage, discovering who she is as an individual, which helped her learn her personal identity, which she now shares and encourages others to do for themselves. This resulted in learning how to better support her police officer through good and bad times.
Having struggled for years in their own marriage Kevin decided, along with his wife Deborah, that something needed to be done.
Based on their policing life experience, Kevin and Deborah, along with another couple, designed a unique course they have shared with over 500 1st Responder couples with a very high success rate of couples who have chosen to practice what they've learned and are now thriving in their relationships together.
Kevin and Deborah, through Off-Duty Partners for Life, are now offering an adapted, Couples Training Course on-line making them available to all 1st Responder Couples globally.
1st Responder couples can choose their "Free 3 Day 1st Responder Couple Challenge,
Move on to a 7 Session "1st Responder Couple's Basic Training Course"
Then Step Up to the "Master Class Couples Training for 1st Responders" as a grand finale.