Press Release ~ June 20, 2014

Peggy Sweeney
The Sweeney Alliance

Law Enforcement Officer, Army Veteran, and Clinical Counselor Elected to The Sweeney Alliance Board of Directors

Kerrville, Texas – Peggy Sweeney, founder and president of the Texas-based, non-profit company The Sweeney Alliance, is pleased to announce that Christopher “Chris” Hancock has been elected to their board of directors.

A resident of Missouri, Chris is currently preparing for deployment for his fourth tour of duty in the Middle East. He has a special interest in issues which are unique to the first responder communities – law enforcement, fire, paramedic/EMT – with a focus on helping survivors of trauma, abuse, and victimization, suicide counseling/prevention, and grief. Chris has recently earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling. In the future, he would like to become certified as a provider of equine and canine therapies as well as incorporating horticultural (Gardening) as another therapy mode.

“With Chris’s educational background and years of experience as a law enforcement officer, soldier, family and youth counselor, I am very pleased that Chris has accepted this board position and look forward to having him share his expertise in the development of future programs for those we serve”.

The Sweeney Alliance is a global leader in educational resources addressing the emotional needs of families and professionals since 1992. In 2001, the Grieving Behind the Badge program was developed and implemented by Ms. Sweeney to meet the needs of emergency responders and public safety officers who cope with traumatic stress and grief.