Trauma Intervention Program (TIP)

Training Classes

TIP training involves eight classes held over a 10 day period. Those wishing to become a volunteer in the TIP program must attend all classes. Emotional First Aid (EFA) skills are taught by certified TIP National Trainers and the training also incorporates local area first responder instructors.

The next training begins Thursday Oct. 24th with the last class on Sat. Nov. 2nd. No previous experience needed! We provide you with the training you need.

Contact:
Leslie Skillin, Program Manager
207-661-6478
Email Leslie

About TIP

Trauma Intervention Program

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) is a group of highly trained volunteers who provide emotional and practical support to survivors of traumatic events and their families within the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event.

A call might involve an elderly woman suddenly faced with the death of her spouse, a family that has lost its home to a fire, or a parent anxiously awaiting news about an injured child. In all these and many other different situations, TIP provides emotional first aid and support.

TIP of Portland, Maine, was established in 2004, in partnership with TIP National and the Junior League of Portland, Maine, and is proud to partner with a range of first responder teams in the greater Portland area/across Cumberland county.

Volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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TIP Volunteer Shares Story

What's is like to be a TIP volunteer? Shannon Moss finds out in this interview with volunteer Duncan Perry.

History of TIP

TIP of Portland, Maine, was established in 2004, in partnership with TIP National and the Junior League of Portland, Maine, and works in cooperation with the Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Westbrook, Gorham, Falmouth, Cumberland, and Windham police and fire departments, as well as Maine Medical Center and the Maine State Police.

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Volunteer Training Opportunities

TIP training involves eight classes held over a 10 day period. Those wishing to become a volunteer in the TIP program must attend all classes. Emotional First Aid (EFA) skills are taught by certified TIP National Trainers and the training also incorporates local area first responder instructors.

Classes are offered twice each year. The next training begins Thursday Oct. 24th with the last class on Sat. Nov. 2nd. No previous experience needed! We provide you with the training you need.

If you're looking for more information or would like to register, please contact:

Leslie Skillin
Program Manager
207-661-6478
Email Leslie


Contact us

If you would like to learn more about TIP, please contact:

Leslie Skillin
Program Manager
207-661-6478
Email Leslie

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