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 Center of Excellence.
Objectives: Identify intricacies of the profession, including day-to-day structure, exposure to trauma, and effects on interpersonal relationships, review common behavioral health issues experienced by first responders and learn about the IAFF Center of Excellence and Fortitude program structures.
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>.
IAFF Center for Excellence has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.7114.
The course is offered via Demio. The event is free of charge.
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