IAFF Center of Excellence Continuing Education: Indianapolis
Join the IAFF Center of Excellence team for a continuing education training for members and peer supporters looking to expand their knowledge about behavioral health issues in the fire service.
This training will highlight the specific forms of anxiety, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety. The presenter will define anxiety, discuss the various forms of the issue and identify common symptoms associated with anxiety related disorders.
Participants will also explore the ways the fire service and chronic, cumulative exposure to trauma can impact anxiety and effective treatment modalities for such disorders. Attendees will increase insight into the physical and emotional manifestations of the issue and be equipped to better recognize anxiety in themselves and their peers.
Secondly, this training will address the complex issue of suicide, both within the fire service and society at large and discuss theories of suicide, risk and protective factors and barriers to accessing treatment. Attendees will learn about identifying warning signs for suicide and the basics of assessment in an effort to better equip them to help themselves, as well as peers. This presentation will seek to empower attendees to ask appropriate questions if they are concerned for suicide in a peer and how to best intervene.
Training is held in conjunction with IFD and Local 416 Indianapolis Professional Fire Fighters and will begin at 10 AM EST at the Indianapolis Fire Department Headquarters at 955 Fort Wayne Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46204.
Fire service members outside of IFD are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Complimentary lunch and certificates of attendance will be provided.
All attendees must register to participate.