Statement from Ken Falke, Chairman and Co-Founder | Boulder Crest Foundation
In June 2017, after four years of research, development, and delivery, completed the development of the nation’s first-ever curriculum designed to cultivate and facilitate Posttraumatic Growth (PTG). The curriculum effort, Warrior PATHH, is an 18-month program that begins with a 7-day intensive and immersive initiation, and enables combat veterans struggling with PTSD or combat stress to transform their struggle into a deep and abiding sense of growth and strength. A critical part of the curriculum effort is an 18-month longitudinal study, conducted by Dr. Richard Tedeschi (the father of the science of Posttraumatic Growth) and Dr. Bret Moore (a twice-deployed Army psychologist). With six months of data in hand, it is now clear that Warrior PATHH delivers results that far surpass the traditional mental health system and allows combat veterans to live the great lives they deserve at home – full of passion, purpose, and service.
The completion of the curriculum effort, made possible by The Marcus Foundation, allows Boulder Crest to begin scaling Warrior PATHH, through partnerships with leading nonprofit organizations. A key partner in this effort is the Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation in Gig Harbor, Washington, and we are heartened and inspired by their effort to build community, cultivate support, and deliver programs to combat veterans in need in the Pacific Northwest. As a demonstration of our support and commitment, Boulder Crest delivered the first Warrior PATHH program in Washington State in September of 2017. We look forward to deepening our relationship with the PTSD Foundation, supporting their efforts, and training their team to deliver Warrior PATHH to thousands of combat veterans in the coming years. We salute the hard work of Leslie Mayne, Christer Bradley and everyone else involved in this incredible journey.
Chairman and Co-Founder
Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation's Warrior PATHH in the Pacific Northwest
The Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation is very proud and excited to announce that we are partnering with Boulder Crest Foundation to bring Warrior PATHH to the PNW permanently starting in March 2021.
A relationship that began in 2013 has resulted in being able to deliver a long term strength-based program that will enrich the lives of hundreds of post 9/11 combat veterans and first responders in our area. Warrior PATHH is the nation’s first ever program designed to cultivate and facilitate post-traumatic growth (PTG) in combat veterans and enable these remarkable Warriors to transform times of deep struggle into profound strength and life-long growth. Over the course of 18 months, beginning with 7 days of intensive training and intentionality, Warrior PATHH students are able to make peace with their past, learn to live in the present, and begin planning for a great future.
The Permission To Start Dreaming Foundation’s Warrior PATHH program will offer hope and healing not only to combat veterans but also to our first responders in the near future. After they have protected their country and community, they deserve to find a life full of passion, purpose and service here at home.
We are grateful and give thanks to the years of support from all of our community partners, corporate sponsors, individual donors and compassionate allies who have led us to this remarkable outcome.