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Grief and the Fire Service
This training will discuss the basics of grief and provide attendees with a greater understanding of the grieving process, applicable to loss experienced by fire service members and civilians alike.

The presenters will define and discuss the different types of loss, identify the six components of grief and discuss factors that influence how grief is experienced. Attendees will learn about the universal feelings of grief and utilization of appropriate grief language.

This training will also discuss the ways in which fire service members experience sudden death, anticipated death and traumatic loss. Through participation in this webinar, attendees will be better prepared to address their own needs related to grief and also learn how to best support their peers and loved ones who may be grieving.

About the presenters: IAFF Center of Excellence Clinical Outreach Coordinator, Molly Jones, LSW will be joined by grief expert, Joanne Steen, MS, NCC.

Joanne has more than 25 years of experience as an instructor and author on grief, stress, and resilience, with a specialty in line-of-duty loss. Joanne is the founder of Grief Solutions, a Virginia-based training company that provides practical training and resources on grief to leaders, assistance providers and those who have lost someone. She has worked with more than 40 diverse organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense and the Canadian Military Forces.

The IAFF COE is in the process of becoming a CE provider through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Updates will be made as available.

12 PM - 1:30 PM EST 9 AM - 10:30 AM PST

Mar 4, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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