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Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency
The purpose of this training is to help clinicians/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 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 members of the fire service and learn about the Center of Excellence & program structure

1 Continuing Education Credit Offered.

Time: 6 PM - 7:30 PM EST

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 1 continuing education contact hours.

IAFF Center of Excellence has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.7114.


Any accommodations for a disability please email, ATate@advancedrecoverysystems.com.

The course is offered via Zoom. The event is free of charge.

Aug 31, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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