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OAPFF Webinar Series: Making A Difference
March 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
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OAPFF Peer Support Webinar Series: Making a Difference
Traumatic events can impact anyone; first responders are no exception. Those who can recover the fastest have support, develop awareness, and seek appropriate resources when indicated.
Sometimes, a personal success story is enough to inspire change.
Join the OAPFF Peer Support team on Monday, March 15th at 1:00 pm as we welcome two special guests: Dr. Kenneth Yeager and Firefighter/Paramedic Justin Ward.
Dr. Yeager will discuss the impact of psychological trauma and the success of the Stress, Trauma & Resilience (STAR) Program located at OSU’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. Akron Fire/medic Justin Ward will share a personal and impactful account of his recovery path.
Kenneth Yeager, Ph.D., LISW-S, LICDC
Program Director of the Stress, Trauma & Resilience (STAR) Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, the Ohio State University
Dr. Yeager has also contributed to the OAPFF Behavioral Health program and Peer Group Support training. He is uniquely dedicated to first responders’ mental well-being, having both a son as a police officer and a nephew as a fire captain.
Justin Ward has been a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Akron Fire Department for the past seven years. In addition to performing his duties as an active member on the line, he has participated in various department programs and initiatives, such as the Quick Reaction Team, Peer Support, and the Human Relations Committee.
Information about OAPFF Peer Support can be found at www.firefightermentalhealth.org
Contact Dave Bernzweig: [email protected]
Tracey Wright: [email protected]
Morgan Wellman: [email protected]
The site offers additional resources and contact information for our trained peer support providers.