Building an Effective Behavioral Health Program

Estimated watch time: 1 hr 46 minutes

Presentation Materials:

Hannah Elmore, MSW

Community Outreach Coordinator for the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery through Advanced Recovery Systems

She is an experienced leader in the social services and healthcare industry with a blended experience of direct client services and community outreach.

Jeremy Clark, Local 747

Jeremy has been a FF/EMT with St Petersburg Fire Rescue in St Petersburg, Florida since 2004. He is currently assigned to the Safety and Training Division. Jeremy is a certified Fire Instructor 1, Live Fire Instructor, Hazmat Technician, and Driver Engineer. Jeremy is a member of Local 747, and has been a member of Local 747 Peer Support Team since its inception in 2018.

Jeff Campbell, Local 1660

Jeff Campbell is a Lieutenant/Paramedic with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue with 20 years of line Firefighting experience. Jeff also has 12 years as a Peer Support Team Member. Currently Jeff serves as the Peer Support Team Coordinator for the IAFF L1660 Peer Support Team, Coordinator for the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council Peer Support Network and Coordinator for the 9th District Peer Support Network.

Objectives and Summary:

This presentation offers insight into the development of a successful behavioral health program in the fire service. Members will learn strategies for developing impactful peer support team members, developing a benevolent fund to financially support members seeking behavioral health treatment and cultivating a professional relationship with mental health clinicians in their community. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of strategies they can use to best support the behavioral health of their membership.

Presentation Materials:

Molly Jones, LSW is a Clinical Education Coordinator for Advanced Recovery Systems. In this role, Molly is responsible for providing clinical education and training to various client populations, treatment providers, and other behavioral health stakeholders across the country. Molly provides in-person, virtual, and on-demand behavioral health education and is able to cover a wide variety of topics under the behavioral healthcare umbrella.

Molly is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Colorado and based out of Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining the ARS Community Outreach Team in August 2019, Molly worked in a variety of social work settings. She has worked in direct practice, counseling older adults, adolescents, high acuity clients, and other populations struggling with various mental health and substance abuse related issues, as well as a Permanency Planning Worker for the Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Molly has worked in the field of Social Work since 2013, and holds the philosophy that all individuals, with proper support and awareness, possess the ability to learn, change, and grow to achieve the highest quality of life and sense of self possible.

Molly earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Life Education with a focus on Gerontology from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma. In her time with Advanced Recovery Systems, Molly has primarily worked with first responders and their families, as well as the International Association of Fire Fighters and various municipalities across North America. Molly is the Peer Team Clinician for the IAFF’s 9th District Peer Support Team, has been featured in news publications and mental health podcasts, and provided clinical oversight to local non-profits in Colorado.