Mental Health Coordinator Joliet Fire Department Joliet, Illinois, United States
Local crisis intervention and long-term mental healthcare have proven to be a serious issue in Joliet, Illinois. In 2022, the Joliet, Illinois Fire Department developed and instituted a community mental health program by creating a public/private partnership with a private counseling service and a local hospital and training 200 member paramedics in a locally developed course entitled Crisis First AId for Paramedics (CFA-P). The development group included a doctoral counseling student, clinicians, the president of a local crisis line, a suicidologist, a chaplain, hospital administrators, and several chief-level officers of the Joliet Fire Department. The presentation includes a case study review of the development method and preliminary findings of effectiveness.
*Profession Specific CEs:
This presentation is approved for 1.0 CE Credits by The Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency, Inc. (AACMHA) as an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland.
This presentation is approved for 1 PDH from EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
1 CE Credits for NAADAC, This course has been approved by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 87914, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is responsible for all aspects of the programing.
*Review ICISF World Congress 17 CE website page for additional requirements.
Upon completion, the participant will understand the Federal 988 system components, issues with those components, and the Joliet Fire Department program.
Upon completion, the participant will understand the use of Crisis First AId for Paramedics.
Upon completion, the participants will understand the preliminary data as to the effectiveness of the program.