Resiliency in the Fire Service

Estimated watch time: 1 hr 33 minutes

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Molly Jones, LSW

Clinical Education Coordinator for Advanced Recovery Systems

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.

Lauren Kosc CCTP, LCPC

Behavioral Health Specialist, International Association of Fire Fighters

Prior to joining the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), Lauren worked as a psychotherapist and clinician in a variety of community and hospital-based behavioral health treatment settings over the past 10 years. Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). Lauren started her career in the mental health field as a substance abuse counselor with John Hopkins Medicine, prior to working as an inpatient therapist and PHP/IOP group psychotherapist at Medstar Health. Lauren has also served as a clinical interviewer for the Center of the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.

After joining the IAFF, Lauren continued to work as a PRN crisis intervention therapist at Medstar Montgomery Medical Center. At the IAFF, Lauren oversees the IAFF Peer Support Training and helped create the IAFF Resiliency Training, while providing daily technical assistance to member affiliates on behavioral health matters. Lauren is responsible for clinical oversight, ongoing consultation, and outcome monitoring for the IAFF Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health and Treatment, where she is also a key blog contributor and editor. Lauren has led critical revisions to emerging behavioral health standards in NFPA 1500 and 1582. Through the IAFF, Lauren also conducts support groups for fire fighters coping with post-traumatic stress and related behavioral health problems.

Scott Robinson

Behavioral Health Specialist, International Association of Fire Fighters

Scott Robinson is a Behavioral Health Specialist at IAFF headquarters. He is the former local president of Cranston, Rhode Island Local 1363, Vice President for the Rhode Island Professional Fire Fighters and director of the RISAFF member assistance program, in addition to being an IAFF master peer support instructor.

Objectives and Summary:

This webinar will focus on resiliency in the fire service. IAFF staff members will explore the building blocks of individual resiliency, why it is important and what fire service members can do to create resilient lives, families, and organizations. Highlights from the IAFF Resiliency Training and the IAFF’s newest health and wellness program, Fit to Thrive (F2T), will be shared. 

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

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