Boise Peer Support Training for Fire Service Members

Boise Peer Support Training for Fire Service Members

Molly Jones, L.S.W. will be doing in-person trainings on October 4th and 5th at Boise Fire Training Center. See below for more information.

Speaker: Molly Jones, LSW

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.

October 4th:

  • Time: 10 AM- 2 PM EST
  • Presentation: Psychological First Aid and Behavioral Health Awareness for Fire Service Members
  • Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-informed modular approach to helping individuals impacted by a traumatic event. PFA was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Psychological First Aid is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.
  • Lunch will be provided

October 5th:

  • Time: 10 AM - 4 PM EST
  • Presentation: Suicide Awareness, Building Resiliency, and Coping with Stress for Fire Service Members
  • This training will address the important issue of suicide among fire service members and equip participants with practical strategies and preparedness for prevention within their own agencies. The presenter will also discuss unique, potential warning signs of suicidality among fire service members and first responders, protective factors present within the population and seek to dispel myths and misconceptions about suicide.
  • Lunch will be provided

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind treatment facility specializing in PTSD for professional fire service members who struggle with trauma, substance use, addiction and other related behavioral health challenges. It is a safe haven for members to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery and share experiences with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.


October 4


10:00 am - 02:00 pm

Event Category:

International Association of Fire Fighters

Click to Register: Registration Page

International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence Events

Website: Event Page

Boise Fire Training Center

12142 Joplin Road, Boise, ID 83714

Boise, ID, US, 83714