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This course addresses what cumulative stress and compassion fatigue could feel like and look like. This course helps students identify their vulnerabilities and provides insight into the steps they can take to prepare their minds for calls that feel personal.
This course aims to answer questions like “why don't more women join the fire service?” and “how do we prevent sexual harassment and violence in our stations?” The Way Forward speaks directly these questions and addresses the cultural factors that perpetuate sexist norms, harassment, and violence in fire stations.
As first responders, addiction affects our jobs on a day to day basis. Being on the front lines of this epidemic, it can be easy to lose sight of the people behind the addiction. In this course we will take a look at the human elements of addiction.
Grief is a part of life, but this is especially true for first responders. This course aims to define grief, explain the common reactions and ways we approach grief, and teach effective coping strategies for grief. Brought to you by Grief Counselor and former firefighter, Lisa Zoll, LCSW with a powerful story from Lynn Shiner.
This course was created in response to a survey On the Job and Off provided to first responder spouses. It showed that first responders families are being significantly impacted due to the mental health impacts of the job and that those who love a first responder don 't feel equipped or educated to know how to help