2018 Rosecrance Florian Symposium Agenda
October 15 & 16


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Day 1 – Monday October 15

7:00-8:00           Coffee and pastries

8:00-8:30           Opening Ceremony & Remarks

Invocation – Chaplain Druce Jones

8:30-9:00           Keynote        Bobby Halton, Editor in Chief, Fire Engineering

“Keynote Address”

9:00-10:00         Session          Captain Dena Ali – Raleigh, N.C. Fire Department

“Understanding Emergency Responder Suicide”

10:00-10:30       Break

10:30-12:00       Session          Pat Kenny – Fire Chief, Western Springs, IL

“Stand Up and Be the Best!”

12:00-1:30         Lunch

1:30-3:00           Session          Chaplain Christopher T. Druce Jones, Rosecrance Health Network

“Pursuing Spirituality, Shabbat, and Serenity”

3:00-3:30           Break

3:30-5:00          Session          Andy Gruler – Former Special Agent, U.S. Secret Service

Clinical Director NCLEAP

“Growth after Adversity: Finding your new normal”

7:30-10:00         Social Gathering & Entertainment?


Day 2 – Tuesday October 16

7:00-8:00           Coffee & pastries

8:00-8:30           Pledge of Allegiance & Remarks

8:30-10:00         Session          Courtney Stewart, LPC, Rock County Sheriff’s Office

“Tactical Mental Health: Increasing your Arsenal of Skills”

10:00-10:30       Break

10:30-12:00       Session          Angelo Sacco, LCSW-R, FDNY Counseling Services

Lieutenant FDNY Ladder 157

“Group Therapy Interventions”

12:00-1:30         Lunch

1:30-3:00           Session          Aaron Back – Captain, NC State Highway Patrol,

Director of the NCLEAP

“First Responder Relationships”

3:00-3:30           Break

3:30-5:00           Session          Erica Gilmore, LPC, Coordinator, Rosecrance Florian Program

Captain  Dena Ali, Raleigh N.C. Fire Department

“Building Peer Support and treatment considerations”

5:00-5:15           Closing