Responder Resilience, March 15, 2023
Guest, Giovanni Rocco, Retired Law Enforcement Officer and Federal Covert Operative
Headlined Show, Responder Resilience March 15, 2023
We’re joined by Giovanni Rocco, retired LEO and FBI covert operative and author of the book “Giovanni’s Ring: My life Inside the Real Sopranos”. Giovanni talks about the toll the job takes, and the unwitting sacrifices our spouses and children make as a result of the first responder profession. Giovanni discussed how his “double life” as an FBI undercover agent inside the Italian-American mafia impacted his loved ones and his own mental health.
Giovanni also shares insights, strategies, and resiliency tools that have helped him, such as focused thinking and breath work, He also speaks about the programs Lakeview Health offers for first responders who are dealing with the challenges of substance abuse and addiction. He has contributed to the development of behavioral, mental health and substance abuse rehabilitation programs designed to engage and strengthen the resiliency of our nation’s first responder and military agencies.
Giovanni has been a keynote speaker and lecturer for private corporations and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally. The insight and strategies he shares in his lectures and trainings were acquired through almost thirty years of exemplary service with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. As a decorated investigator, a subject-matter expert, as well as a husband and father, Giovanni brings a realistic outlook and insightful understanding as to what our first responders are experiencing in today’s work environment. Giovanni offers the solution-focused steps needed to resolve the inner conflicts prohibiting our nation’s guardians in attaining maximum personal performance. Giovanni is a nationally certified crisis event interventionist and successfully published author.
Book: Giovanni's Ring - My Life Inside the Real Sopranos"
Guest, Giovanni Rocco
Giovanni Rocco is a retired law enforcement officer and federal covert operative with more than thirty years of service and training experience. He is the author of “Giovanni’s Ring: My life Inside the Real Sopranos” in which details his most difficult undercover role and the years he spent as an FBI undercover agent inside the Italian-American mafia.
He contributes to the development of mental health and rehabilitation programs designed to engage and strengthen the resiliency of our nation’s law enforcement community. The insight and strategies Giovanni shares in his lectures and trainings were acquired through years of exemplary service with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.
Giovanni has lectured throughout the United States and internationally, training thousands of public safety and military professionals in the fields of Trauma/Stress Identification & Mitigation, Leadership & Management, Effective Communications Skills, De-escalation, Conflict Resolution, and the Importance of Mental Health for first responders
Responder Resilience show is dedicated to improving the mental and physical well-being of police, fire, EMS, and dispatch personnel. Hosted by Lt. David Dachinger (Ret.), Dr. Stacy Raymond, Psy.D., and Bonnie C. Rumilly, LCSW/EMT-B, these broadcasts feature expert guests sharing vital information about wellness topics for first responders. For resilience strategies with compassion and humanity from the front lines of responder health and wellness, subscribe and watch it here.