Trauma Intervention Program
The Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San Diego County, Inc. has been a non-profit service provider in San Diego since 1985. TIP is currently recruiting volunteers in the North County and needs your help! TIP offers immediate emotional support to victim's families and friends in the first few hours following a tragedy, often the death of a loved one. TIP volunteers are dispatched through the 911 emergency response system when called out by Police, Fire, Sheriff, or Highway Patrol.
Become a Trauma Intervention Volunteer! TIP provides immediate on-scene emotional support to victims' families during the first few hours following a tragedy. No experience is necessary – we will train you! Click on the link below for more information on upcoming trainings!
http://www.tipsandiego.org/ or call (760) 931-2104.
Take Me Home Program
The Take Me Home Program is a regional photo-based information system hosted by the Sheriff's Department and accessible by all Law Enforcement in San Diego County. It is designed to assist during contacts with members of the community who have disabilities such as Autism, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome or any other developmental disabilities. The program promotes communication and gives Law Enforcement access to critical information about the enrolled individual.
The Take Me Home Program provides emergency contact information, physical descriptions, known routines and special needs of the enrolled individual. This information can assist Law Enforcement in communicating with, locating a residence or handling an emergency involving an individual with special needs. This program has photo recognition technology attached to it. If an individual is located and cannot communicate, a photo of the individual can be taken in the field, sent electronically and checked against those in the Take Me Home Program.
Enroll now at www.sdsheriff.net/tmh or by calling the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900.
Law Enforcement Cancer Support Foundation (LECSF)
The LECSF is available to provide an emotional support system, guidance and resources to all members of the law enforcement community during a cancer experience. As a volunteer-driven, donor supported nationwide organization, the LECSF members comprise a network of law enforcement cancer survivors who are committed to serve others by upholding bravery, faith, strength and courage during a patient’s cancer journey. The LECSF also provides on-going cancer education, emphasizing early detection and prevention to all law enforcement personnel. Assistance is open to any member of the law enforcement community affected by a cancer diagnosis. This includes all city, county, state, federal or tribal law enforcement personnel (sworn, professional, civilian or retired) as well as spouses, parents, children, friends, or loved ones. The service is free, completely confidential and arranges for personal contacts with one of the law enforcement cancer survivor mentors. The local LECSF is based in Mission Viejo, California and may be contacted at (888) 456-5327 or by logging on to their web site at: www.LECSF.net
Safe Driving Resources
Impact Teen Drivers
The idea for Impact Teen Drivers was conceived by Jon Hamm, CEO for the California Association of Highway Patrolmen (CAHP), in response to the high frequency of crashes involving teens to which California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers respond. In mid-2007, these three organizations formed a unique partnership to create the 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that is now known as Impact Teen Drivers. Impact Teen Drivers was organized for the purpose of providing awareness and education to teenagers, their parents, and community members about all facets of responsible driving, with the goal of reducing the number of injuries and deaths suffered by teens as a result of distracted driving and poor decision making. http://impactteendrivers.org/
This initiative focuses on educating people – especially teens – about the dangers of texting and driving. The message is simple, yet vital: When it comes to texting and driving, it can wait. Each pledge made to never text while driving is a symbol of commitment to be part of a movement that helps everyone make safe choices with their wireless devices on the road. Teens on average, text five times more a day than a typical adult. That’s a lot of texting! And drivers that text while driving are much more likely to be in a crash*. So we are partnering with teens to get the word out about the serious effect texting and driving could have on their friends, their loved ones and their future. Together, we can all have a part in making sure that no more lives are lost. No message is so urgent that it is worth diverting attention from the road and risking lives in the process. It Can Wait.*According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute http://www.itcanwait.com/