IAFF Local 439 Fire Service Training

IAFF Local 439 Fire Service Training

Molly Jones, L.S.W. will be doing in-person training on Behavioral Health Awareness for Spouses and Relationship Resiliency.

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: 6 PM- 9 PM CST

Presentation: Behavioral Health Awareness for Spouses and Relationship Resiliency

This training will provide spouses with psychoeducation on common behavioral health concerns seen among fire service members. Participants will learn strategies for supporting the behavioral health needs of their loved ones, as well as give insight into treatment options available for fire service members and families. Additionally, this presentation will focus on what individuals can do to strengthen their romantic relationships and best practices for improving resilience within the relationship. This portion of the presentation will focus on principles outlined by The Gottman Method and strategies for developing effective communication plans.

Dinner 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.


September 21


06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Event Category:

International Association of Fire Fighters

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International Association of Fire Fighters Center of Excellence Events

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Heritage Ballroom at The Centre of Elgin

100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120

Elgin, IL, US, 60120