The purpose of this training is to help clinicians and other community partners develop cultural competency in the fire service as to be best equipped to provide effective behavioral health services to fire fighters, paramedics, and emergency dispatchers.
This event will include information about day-to-day life at the fire house and the potential impact of aspects of the job on well-being, such as exposure to trauma, shift schedules and mental health stigmas. This presentation will provide insight into the most common behavioral health issues experienced by fire service members, substance abuse trends among this unique population, and treatment techniques that have proved successful at the International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence.
1. Identify intricacies of the profession, including day-to-day structure, exposure to trauma, and effects on interpersonal relationships
2. Review common behavioral health issues experienced by members of the fire service
3. Learn about the Center of Excellence & program structure
1 Continuing Education Credit Offered.
Time: 12PM - 1:30PM EST
This course, Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency <APPROVAL NUMBER 886850632-1224 >, provided by IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, is approved for continuing education by the Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: <May 3, 2021 - May 3, 2022>.
Social workers will receive <1 of credits> <clinical/non-clinical/cultural competency/ethics> continuing education hours for participating in this course.” The CE Approval Collaborative 886850632, approval statement, and May 3, 2022.
Any accommodations for a disability please email, ATate@advancedrecoverysystems.com
The course is offered via Zoom.
The event is free of charge.