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Breaking Down Barriers to Resiliency

This event was originally broadcast on May 21, 2018 and is now available for on demand viewing.



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Event Description:

First responders work in a high-stress field and frequently are exposed to traumatic incidents. The cumulative effect of this stress can affect mental health and contribute to issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and burnout. This can lead to seeking unhealthy ways to cope, such as alcohol or substance abuse and even suicide. First responders need tools to not just survive, but to thrive and become resilient.

Join Epidemiologist Morgan Anderson, Judson Smith, MHA, Paramedic, and Phil Callahan, M.D., to learn how we can break down barriers to resiliency by redefining the culture and making a plan for ways to positively manage the stresses of the job. Learn about the role of leadership in providing the right resources and education for their crews and families.


Presented by:


Philip Callahan
Emeritus Associate Professor
University of Arizona


Emeritus Associate Professor, University of Arizona, focusing on resilience related research and development. A successful academician who served southern Arizona as a paramedic and firefighter and currently works as a volunteer paramedic at Saguaro National Park. Past responsibilities included Director of Veterans Education, Ed Psychology faculty, and
Assistant Director of the Division of Academic Resources, Arizona Health Sciences Center. Awarded JEMS10 in 2013.



Judson Smith
Vice President of Continuing Education
Medic-CE


Judson brings more than 20 years of experience in fire and EMS to his role overseeing Medic-CE. Judson holds numerous EMS teaching credentials and founded one of the first virtual instructor-led EMS training programs in the United States in 2014. A critical care paramedic, former firefighter/paramedic, and flight paramedic, Judson also serves as an officer in an Air Force Reserves aeromedical evacuation squadron. He holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and is currently pursuing a PhD in e-learning


Morgan K. Anderson
MPH, Epidemiologist
ImageTrend


Morgan joined the ImageTrend team in January 2017. In addition to working with clients, she plays a key role in refining ImageTrend’s Active Data Monitoring™, further expanding the monitors and topical content available for Continuum™, and publishing findings for scientific advancement. Her most recent work includes developing the content and managing the data collected for CrewCare, a mental health awareness app for first responders.

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