Stress Continuum Model

Estimated watch time: 1 hr 11 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

Hannah Elmore, MSW works as 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.

Objectives and Summary:

The Stress Continuum Model is an assessment tool, developed by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, to help service members better identify their stress levels and reactions to stress. This model creates common language, gives examples of observable warning signs for stress, and can be applied to many different populations, including the fire service and other first responders. This training will help attendees understand how stress develops, better identify unmanaged stress in oneself and peers and practical ways for managing acute and chronic stress.

  • Discuss stressors in the fire service
  • Introduce the Stress Continuum Model and its four parts
  • Discuss how to use the continuum in everyday life
  • Identify tips for managing stress

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.