Understanding Peer Support in the Fire Service

Estimated watch time: 1 hr 39 minutes

Objectives and Summary:

This webinar will provide clinicians and health care providers an introduction to peer support in the fire service, co-facilitated by an IAFF clinician and an IAFF master peer support instructor.

Topics will explore the origins of peer support in the fire service, how fire fighters use peer support within the continuum of behavioral health care and the role of clinicians within this unique help seeking model.

An introduction to the IAFF Peer Support Training program will also be provided, as well as do’s and dont’s of working with fire service personnel from the perspective of a fire fighter.

This presentation will:

  1. Explore behavioral health problems in the fire service
  2. Explore the history of peer support in the fire service
  3. Define how peer support is used today in the fire service
  4. Identify the clinician’s role when working with peer support
  5. Gain introduction to the IAFF Center of Excellence treatment center

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