Sirens, Stressors and Unyielding Service: How to Address the Unique Mental Health Challenges Facing First Responders
This program will begin with a look at the high level of workplace stress typically experienced by first responders. We will discuss how the very nature of these professions, such as a police officer, firefighter, EMS provider and corrections officer, put these individuals at elevated risk for emotional and psychological struggles. The program will also examine how COVID-19 has negatively impacted first responders, and in many cases, exacerbated already present mental health problems like depression, anxiety, substance abuse and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Specific behaviors that are indic...Read moreative of a problem will be described. Finally, we will explore prevention, rehabilitation, and resilience-building strategies to assist first responders to remain in or return to a healthy space. Less...
- Describe ongoing risk factors and stressors for the first responder community, including police officers, firefighters, EMS providers, and corrections officers.
- Identify specific pandemic-related stressors that may result in, or compound existing, mental health issues experienced by first responders.
- Review signs and symptoms indicative of a first responder that has exceeded their coping threshold and is overwhelmed.
- Describe strategies for self-care and evidence-based interventions for the first responder population.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
John Becker, Jr., CAADC, LPC, CTR, CEAP, SAP
CE Information - Earn 1 CE Hour
American Psychological Association
New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
New York Education Department for Licensed Mental Health Counselors
New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology
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