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Boulder Crest is the home of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG). We offer life-changing programs free of charge to members of the military, veterans, and first responder communities, and their families.

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We train our nation's heroes to thrive in the aftermath of trauma. Here's how.


people were served through our life-changing programs and trainings across the country


increase in Posttraumatic Growth experienced by Warrior PATHH graduates


more effective than traditional approaches to PTSD

Choose Growth

Every story of struggle can lead to a journey of growth. The #ChooseGrowth campaign is dedicated to spreading awareness about the transformative power of Posttraumatic Growth. Help us shine the light on the possibility of growth in the aftermath of trauma. Follow @Choosegrowthorg to learn more.

PTG in Practice: Learning to Struggle Well

Introducing a self-guided, online course for people seeking to learn about the Science of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG), and how to incorporate growth into their everyday life. This introductory course takes approximately 3 hours and is geared toward the general learner.

Learn about PTG in Practice Explore all of our PTG Programs
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Reaction to our award winning short film, "On Duty"

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Reaction to our latest short film, "Reborn"
Did you know?
Nearly 30% of combat veterans and active first responders struggle with traumatic stress.
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Programs Restoring Hope Nationwide

Boulder Crest Foundation programs are built by Warriors, for Warriors. We use the science of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) to help participants and their families transform struggle and trauma into lifelong growth and strength.

Warrior PATHH

Quick Facts
For: Active Serving Military, Veterans
Length: 90 days (beginning with 7 day in-person Initiation)
Locations: Nationwide
NO COST to participants

Warrior PATHH provides the training you need to transform your struggle into strength and thrive in the aftermath of trauma. Warrior PATHH — Progressive and Alternative Training for Helping Heroes — is based on the science of Posttraumatic Growth (PTG).

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Struggle Well

Quick Facts
For: First Responder Agencies & Military Units
Length: 1, 2, and 5-day programs
Locations: Nationwide
NO COST to participants

Struggle Well is a prevention-focused program based on the science of Posttraumatic Growth. By partnering with first responder agencies and active serving military units, we’re fundamentally changing the culture from the inside-out.

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Struggle Well Experience

Quick Facts
For: First Responders
Length: 90 days (beginning with 5 day in-person Initiation)
Locations: Nationwide
NO COST to participants

Built exclusively for First Responders, the Struggle Well Experience is a 5-day immersive program that speaks to the unique challenges, skills, and abilities of this remarkable community.

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Family Rest & Reconnection

Quick Facts
For: Combat Veterans & Family Members
Length: 2-7 nights
Locations: VA and AZ
No Cost to Families

We know firsthand the sacrifices and stresses of military and veteran families, and the impact of long deployments, which is why we dedicate nearly half of our annual calendar to the Family R&R program at our Virginia and Arizona locations.

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PTG Certification

Quick Facts
For: Licensed Mental Health Professionals
Length: Variable
Locations: Online - Coming Summer 2024
Fee Applies

If you are a licensed mental health professional, get certified so you can bring the practices and principles of PTG into your work. The PTG Certification Program will be available online Summer 2024 and available to psychologists, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, and other licensed mental health professionals.

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PTG in Practice: Learning to Struggle Well

Quick Facts
For: People Who Want to Learn About PTG
Length: Approximately 3 Hours
Locations: Online
Fee Applies

Incorporate growth into your daily life with this self-guided, online course. Open to everyone.

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Posttraumatic Growth resources

Boulder Crest is the global leader in the development, delivery, study, and scale of PTG.

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