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Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency
The purpose of this training is to help clinicians, treatment providers and other community partners develop cultural competency in the fire service and first responder professions as to be best equipped to provide effective behavioral health services to fire fighters, paramedics, law enforcement officers 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 first responders and learn about the IAFF Center of Excellence and Fortitude program structures.

1 Continuing Education Credit Offered.

Time: 12PM - 1:30PM EST

Social workers will receive 1 continuing education hours for participating in this course.

Any accommodations for a disability please email, ATate@advancedrecoverysystems.com
The course is offered via Zoom. The event is free of charge.

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

Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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