First Responder Agency Wellness Services
ACC provides consultation, clinical services and oversight to first responder departments who are developing or implementing wellness programs. Wellness services can be obtained as a package or as individual services. Costs depend on the size of department, time commitment, and services requested.
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Peer Support Team Clinical Oversight
When following International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) guidelines, a peer support team needs a clinical director and mental health oversight. ACC has clinicians with training and experience that allow them to fill these crucial clinical roles on peer support teams.
Culturally Competent Counseling
ACC Owner is a former EMT, daughter of former probation officer and court services officers. She is married to a law enforcement officer and is a member of the Alaska State Trooper Critical Incident Response Team. She is a Certified First Responder Counselor and has years of experience working with first responders in the counseling setting. Contract counseling services can be arranged through departments in the form of a culturally competent Employee Assistance Program.
A ‘wellness check’ is a 60 minute one-on one session with a culturally competent counselor to discuss job stressors, existing coping skills and to learn additional healthy ways to deal with work related stressors. The wellness check is not a fitness for duty evaluation and is not a form of punishment. It is not meant to screen for a mental health diagnosis or disorder. The wellness visit offers an opportunity for all employees to learn various skills to decrease the impact of being a first responder.
The wellness visit is usually completed yearly, and the cost is covered by the department.