Treating Fire Service Professionals: Building Cultural Competency for Clinicians

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.

Estimated watch time: 1 hr 36 minutes

Presenter & Webinar Info:

This webinar will be hosted by IAFF COE Clinical Outreach Coordinator, Molly Jones, LSW. The 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 (i.e. exposure to trauma, shift schedules, 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 of professionals 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 aftercare referrals, as to provide a continuation of care for clients with providers who understand the intricacies of the fire service.