The Valor Voice had the honor of interviewing Jill Roberts, representative of the Trauma Intervention Program of Southern Nevada. Jill joined the TIP as a volunteer in 2008. Several years later, her passion for the work and the organization itself prompted her to leave a 15-year career in hotel revenue management to become the CEO of the Southern Nevada TIP affiliate.
Since joining the TIP organization in 2008, she has been certified through the Center for Loss and Life Transition in conjunction with Colorado State University in Death and Grief Studies. She is also an instructor through the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and Henderson Police Department where she teaches “Emotional First Aid for Emergency Responders” to officers who are attaining their Crisis Intervention Team certification.
Jill has developed a course in “death notification” that she teaches at North Las Vegas Fire Department, Clark County Fire Department, and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. In addition to the work she does through TIP, she is also employed as an investigator for the Clark County Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner’s Office where she is able to see tragedy from the perspective of an emergency responder and put the skills she teaches into action on scenes of death as well as in delivering death notifications. She holds her certification for this work as a Diplomate through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
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