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Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency
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 in to 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.

Completing this training will establish clinicians as preferred providers in the IAFF Center of Excellence database for outpatient and aftercare referrals, as to provide a continuation of care for clients with providers who understand the intricacies of the fire service.

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in addiction, substance abuse, PTSD and other related behavioral health challenges exclusively for professional fire fighters, paramedics and dispatchers. It is a safe haven for IAFF members to work with other fire service professionals who have faced or overcome similar challenges and has treated more than 1,500 clients from every U.S. state and 3 Canadian provinces.

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.

About the presenter: Molly Jones, LSW is the Clinical Outreach Coordinator at the International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery.

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

Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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