There is a “one stop” conference coming up in October, hosted by a Chicago FD Battalion Chief, that we felt was worth sharing with you-it’s about that whole “well being, behavioral health “personal” stuff that we have started hearing about just over the last few years.
The “3rd Annual Rosecrance Conference” will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 15-16, 2018.
This two-day training provides insight, education, and resources for Firefighters, EMT’s Paramedics, Critical Incident Peer Responders, Clinicians, Employee Assistance Providers, First Responders and Chaplains. Attendees will hear from nationally known speakers on topics like substance use disorders, mental health, trauma, peer support, and more.
The host of the symposium is Chicago Battalion Chief and the 2018 FDIC Keynote Speaker Daniel DeGryse who is also the director of the Florian unit at the Rosecrance inpatient treatment center.
While there is only one Florian unit (named for the patron saint of firefighters), Rosecrance has over forty locations in three states.
Chief DeGryse’s one-of-a-kind unit in Rockford Illinois specializes in serving firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and members of the armed services. Dan recognizes that these individuals need both substance abuse treatment and care for job-related post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and/or other behavioral health issues.
Attendees of the symposium will learn about available resources for their members from the nations leaders on behavioral health.
Speakers of this year’s symposium include Chief Bobby Halton, Chief Pat Kenny, and FDNY Counseling services LCSW-R Angelo Sacco.
Symposium topics include Growth after Adversity, Firefighter & First Responder Relationships, Peer Support & Treatment Considerations, and Understanding Firefighter & Emergency Responder Suicides.
We support this nation-wide symposium that is helping change the landscape of Firefighter behavioral health, and we hope to see you there. Bring your partners, your departments, your brothers and sisters in service…as this will be an educational and inspirational time.
Third Annual Rosecrance-Florian Symposium
Registration can be found at http://www.rosecranceflorian.org/