From the Ground Up: Building Your Peer Support Team
The IAFF Peer Support Training program continues to transform the behavioral health conversation in the fire service. In addition to learning how to receive peer support training through your local or department, this workshop will introduce a 10-step program development model and explore the critical building blocks to develop a successful peer support program. Topics include how to obtain program buy-in, select your peer team members, use mental health clinicians in your community, conduct program outreach, evaluate your impact to stakeholders and more. Members will leave equipped with practical strategies and IAFF resources to build or enhance an existing peer support program. Strategies will focus on building a team both from the local and state level.