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Estimated watch time: 1 hr 59 minutes
The Stress Continuum Model is an assessment tool, developed by the Navy and Marine Corps, to help service members better identify their stress levels and reactions to stress. This model creates a common language, gives examples of observable warning signs for stress, and can be applied to many different populations, including the fire service.
This webinar will help attendees understand how stress develops, better identify unmanaged stress in oneself and peers and practical ways for managing acute and chronic stress.
IAFF Center of Excellence Clinical Outreach Coordinator, Molly Jones, LSW will be joined by 20-year South Metro, Colorado Fire Department firefighter/paramedic IAFF Local 2086 member, Ben O’Brien. Molly and Ben will discuss the unique ways fire service members are impacted by stress, and Ben will provide lived experience on the ways in which acute and chronic stress can be best managed by members of the fire service.
Ben created The Functional Man in 2018 and provides consultation and training on stress and resilience. He has provided in-house training to members of the South Metro Fire Department and has worked with local non-profits in the Denver Metro Area to provide education on stress and resilience.