The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is hosting an online education series for IAFF members, other first responders, healthcare providers, clinicians and the community at large.
Upcoming February webinars include:
- Navigating the Behavioral Healthcare System: What Fire Service Members Need to Know
February 11, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. (ET)
Learn how to identify an acute emergency crisis in yourself or a peer, explore various levels of behavioral healthcare treatment and review the most common licenses and qualifications of behavioral health treatment providers. This training will provide insight into behavioral health assessments, treatment planning and frequently used treatment modalities and approaches for fire service clients.
- Fire Family Dynamics: Promoting Healthy Home Lives
February 18, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. (ET)
This training will identify and discuss strategies fire service members and their families can implement to promote positive family dynamics, or the patterns of relating between one another. During this webinar, we will discuss patterns seen among fire service families, providing attendees with a greater understanding of how these may develop and identify their own family’s strengths and areas for improvement.
- Healthy Relationship Building & Maintenance for Fire Service Couples
February 25, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. (ET)
This webinar focuses on best practices for building and maintaining healthy relationships between fire service members and their partners, with a focus on effective communication, respect, affection and empathy. Attendees will learn strategies for improving and strengthening relationships in their lives, gain a greater understanding of the characteristics of a healthy relationship and methods for changing unhelpful patterns with their partners or families.
Document your traumatic event exposures using the behavioral health module in the NFORS Exposure Tracker. The information will remain in your secure career diary if and when you need it. You can also confidentially share your data with national research projects to benefit all fire fighters and paramedics.