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
Time: 9 AM- 4 PM CST
Presentation: Promoting First Responder Behavioral Health Awareness & Prioritizing Self-Care
Description: This event is open to all members of public safety in the area. The training will focus on 3 primary topics, Psychological First Aid, Behavioral Health Awareness for First Responders, and Prioritizing Self-Care and Stress Management. Molly Jones, LSW and Clinical Education Coordinator for the IAFF Center of Excellence and Fortitude First Responder Program, will teach attendees how to have greater awareness of their own behavioral health needs, how to best support peers who may be struggling, and best practices for caring for yourself while working in a high stress occupation. This training will start with the basics of behavioral health and build upon concepts that encourage effective peer support, how and why caring for yourself is crucial, and what to do should a behavioral health emergency arise.
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.