Breaking the Cycle:

First Responders, Trauma, and Substance Use

The hazards of the first responder’s job include exposure to trauma which can result in mental health issues such as PTSD and substance use disorders (SUD). First responder wellness can have implications for patients, crews, families, and the community at large. This presentation will explore the realities of trauma exposure among first responders, the challenges of accepting treatment, and the treatment of co-occurring trauma, mental health, and SUDs. The presenter will share research that was inspired by her work with the Palm Beach County Firefighters Union where she witnessed firsthand the impact of on-the-job trauma. She will describe the protocols that are used to mitigate the negative outcomes of trauma and emphasize protocols that promote growth from trauma and the development of greater resilience.

Presented by C4 Events. Register here.

CEU Credits/ CE Credits are available for a fee of $10

Event Details

June 17, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm