IAFF Center of Excellence Continuing Education: San Diego
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 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 also seek to dispel myths and misconceptions about suicide.
Training will begin at 9 AM PST at the Ronald Reagan Community Center at 195 E Douglas Ave, El Cajon, CA, 92020.
Complimentary lunch and certificates of attendance will be provided.
All attendees must register to participate.