'We Back Blue': Virtual summit in partnership with Law Enforcement Today aims to save officers' lives across America

FAIRFAX, VA – We Back Blue, an unwavering supporter of law enforcement officers, is excited to announce the return of the Virtual BALANCE Summit—an essential event dedicated to enhancing the well-being and work-life balance of our resilient law enforcement professionals.

In an environment where officers often find themselves on the frontlines of community aggression and misconduct, We Back Blue recognizes the pressing need for support, appreciation, and resources for these dedicated individuals.

Scheduled for October 5, the Virtual BALANCE Summit is a groundbreaking initiative designed to rejuvenate, empower, and equip law enforcement officers with the tools and knowledge they need to prioritize their wellness effectively. Law enforcement officers consistently shoulder tremendous burdens, and We Back Blue is committed to reversing the narrative of underappreciation and overwork.

The Virtual BALANCE Summit offers a diverse program featuring expert speakers, insightful sessions, and valuable resources, all accessible virtually, removing barriers that might exist in an in-person setting. Keynote speakers at the Virtual BALANCE Summit include: Doc Shauna Springer: A best-selling author, frequently requested keynote speaker, and one of the world's foremost experts on psychological trauma.

Doc Springer's insights into managing trauma and stress are invaluable for law enforcement professionals. Chris Scallon: A 24-year veteran with the Norfolk Police Department, holding a Masters in Psychology and a BS in Criminal Justice. Certified in Critical Incident Stress Management, Chris brings extensive experience to the event, providing practical strategies for addressing the unique challenges officers face.

Matthew Garcia and John Dilibert, Ambassadors from the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, who will discuss their groundbreaking program "Destination Zero." Ann Dorn, widow of Captain David Dorn, who tragically lost his life during the 2020 riots. Ann, a 23-year veteran officer herself, will share her experiences and resilience.

The Virtual BALANCE Summit boasts a lineup of incredible speakers, each joining forces with We Back Blue to address this critical topic.

Melissa Robey, Founder of We Back Blue and the driving force behind this event, emphasizes the importance of proactive support: "When you shine a spotlight on a critical issue like officer well-being and approach it proactively with experts possessing genuine expertise, you empower attendees with tangible resources and practical strategies to address the stressors that officers confront today."

We Back Blue proudly partners with esteemed organizations, including: Boulder Crest: A nationally recognized charity organization serving military members, veterans, first responders, and their families.

They will discuss their Struggle Well program that is a prevention-focused program based on the science of Posttraumatic Growth. By partnering with first responder agencies and active-duty military units, they’re fundamentally changing the culture from the inside-out.

MAGNUSWorx: Creators of a cutting-edge mobile app and full mobile solution designed to promote wellness, resiliency, and performance, specifically tailored for first responders.

Law Enforcement Today: Under new ownership by Kyle Reyes, this revamped media outlet provides incredible resources and insights to address this crucial topic.

"We must stay ahead of potential challenges, recognizing that we can't always predict what someone may be going through in their life. However, we can empower and support them to confront and overcome these challenges, extending a helping hand and standing alongside them throughout their journey," adds Robey.

This marks the second Virtual BALANCE Summit organized by We Back Blue, following the success of the previous event, which drew over 300 officers from across the nation.

The Virtual BALANCE Summit welcomes both active and retired law enforcement professionals, providing a unique opportunity for officers from all corners of the country to participate, gain invaluable insights, and access vital resources to support them in their crucial work.

For registration, sponsorship opportunities, or additional information about We Back Blue and the Virtual BALANCE Summit, please visit www.webackblue.com or https://hopin.com/events/we-back-blue-balance-summit-2
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