January 24, 2014
Please join us for a very informative program on The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Peer Support and Employee Assistance Program.” Therapists and EAP’s will want to attend to understand the needs of our firefighters and their families as they risk their lives to serve others. Our presenters will be Dr. Steve Froehlich and Captain Scott Ross.
The presentation will describe the County Fire Department (size and scope of the personnel and the geography involved). We will discuss the history of the program as well as its mission. The basic principles of Psychological First Aid will be discussed as it applies to the Team’s recent deployment to Arizona after the tragic loss of the 19 hotshot wildland firefighters, June 30, 2013.
Participants will gain a greater understanding for the types of incidents firefighters respond to, and the different types of stressors they experience. Challenges facing firefighter families will also be addressed as they may seek support from therapists or their own EAP services.
Dr. Steven Froehlich has a private practice is in Westwood where he works with individuals, couples, and families. Steve has a passion for assisting individuals from the emergency services professions, assisting those who put their lives at risk assisting the public. He is a Mental Health Professional attached to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Peer Support Program, and provides Employee Assistance Services through this program as well. Steve also provides the Mental Health component for the Beverly Hills Police Department’s Crisis Negotiations Team and the Department’s Peer Support Program. Steve provides the Employee Assistance program for Neutrogena Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company.
Scott Ross is a Captain for the Los Angeles County Fire Department and has been a Team Leader for the Department's Peer Support Team for many years.
Students with I.D: $10
2 PDH / CEU Credits for CEAP, LCSW, MFT
RSVP: If you would like to RSVP to this meeting, please CLICK HERE or call (818) 759-9999. Space is limited.
Friday, January 24th
8:30 am Networking
9-11 am Program
Valley Economic Alliance. 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
The January 2014 meeting is sponsored by: