When The Call Hits Home

When The Call Hits Home

When The Call Hits Home: A Podcast for First Responders' Children "When The Call Hits Home" is a podcast created for the unique experiences of children raised in first responder families. Hosted by a pair of fellow first responder's children, the show delves into the emotional realities of navigating adolescence and adulthood while carrying the weight of a parent's demanding and often dangerous career. Through open conversations and personal anecdotes, the podcast explores practical tools and techniques for managing emotions, processing difficult situations, and building resilience. It also aims to foster a supportive community where listeners can connect, share their stories, and find strength in shared experiences. This podcast does not contain medical / health advice. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. The information contained in this podcast is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Training Velocity LLC and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the Podcast or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained in the podcast for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS PODCAST. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard on this podcast.


July 10, 2024 36 mins

In Episode 5 of "When The Call Hits Home," Jennifer Woosley Saylor, Dr. Ashlee Gethner, and special guest Dr. Hannah Coyt delve into the intricate workings of the brain and its profound impact on mental health, particularly for first responders and their families. They explore how trauma and high-stress environments can dysregulate the autonomic nervous system, leading to perpetual states of perceived threat and challenge...

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In this heartfelt episode of "When The Call Hits Home," Ashlee Gethner dives deep with a very special guest—her father, Craig Nieft, a retired police officer with 29 years of experience. Together, they share personal stories of challenges, triumphs, and the unique dynamics of being in a family deeply affected by the p...

  • June 12, 2024 35 mins

    Hosts Ashlee & Jennifer talk with Josh, son of a retired paramedic firefighter and navy veteran.

    Key Topics:
    - Josh’s Background: Grew up with a firefighter father and experienced the challenges and fears associated with his father's dangerous job.
    - Family Life: The impact of his dad’s 24-hour shifts on family life, sporadic dinners, and basketball as a bonding activity.
    - Influence on Career: Josh’...

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    May 29, 2024 30 mins

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    - Hosts introduce themselves and the episode's focus

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    May 7, 2024 20 mins

    Welcome to "When The Call Hits Home," where hosts Jennifer and Ashlee, both raised by first responders and seasoned mental health professionals, delve into the unique challenges faced by the children of first responders. In this inaugural episode, they share their personal backgrounds and professional insights, aiming to su...

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