Personal development can become a challenge for many fire service personnel as they are committed to their organizations, families, and other obligations. Given the nature of helping professions, many of these individuals are willing to invest into the lives of others without acknowledging the importance of self care.
Personal development requires that a person take an internal inventory into the demands and resources in their lives in order to create a healthier work-life balance.
- Train Clinicians on the Challenges to Self Care/Professional Development that Firefighters Face.
- Connect Firefighters and Their Family Members to Culturally Competent Clinicians who Understand Ways to Increase Balance.
- Research Ways to Enrich Firefighter Behavioral Health through Psychological Detachment, Emotional Intelligence Training, Proactive Coping Strategies, etc.