Help Starts at Home: Fire Service Families and Behavioral Health

The purpose of this webinar is to provide spouses, family members, and other loved one’s insight into behavioral health issues among fire service members.

Estimated watch time: 1 hr 40 minutes

Presented By:

This webinar will be hosted by IAFF COE Clinical Outreach Coordinator, Molly Jones, LSW and she will be joined by Dawn Roy, LCSW of Stanford, CT, and Theresa Boles firefighter/paramedic from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

Dawn is an outpatient clinician specializing in treating first responders, a founding member of the Fairfield County (CT) Trauma Response Network, mom of two, and the wife of a captain within the local fire department.

Theresa has been a firefighter/paramedic for 18 years and serves as an IAFF Master Peer Support Instructor, as well as a CISM and peer team member for the Surrey Fire Department. She is a mom to a 12-year-old daughter and the wife of a fellow firefighter/paramedic.

Both Dawn and Theresa will share their perspectives on their experience as firefighter spouses, strategies for managing occupational stressors at home, and how family members can develop an awareness of the signs and symptoms related to the most commonly experienced behavioral health issues among fire service. members.