LAFD's 1st Annual Women's Conference

LAFD's 1st Annual Women's Conference

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Annenberg Community Beach House

415 Pacific Coast Highway

Santa Monica, CA 90402

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Join us for a day of inspiration, education, and empowerment exclusively for the women of the LAFD.

About this event

Featuring conversations about the unique challenges faced by women firefighters. The day is designed to be a safe forum to learn and share.

The day will include breakfast, lunch, expo booths, self-care activities, raffles, swag bags, and more!

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Agenda

Breakfast Buffet (vegetarian options available)

‘Unique Challenges Faced by LAFD Women’ - Dr. Julie Snyder Dr. Snyder will address the unique issues faced by first responders and the short- and long-term effects this has on women firefighters and their families. The impact of PTSD and bringing awareness and de-stigmatization to this often-misunderstood response to traumatic events will also be discussed.

‘Listening to your Body’ - Dr. Crystal Quarry This session will discuss how our bodies deal with pain and provide information on the different types of pain and provide helpful suggestions and education on pain management to relieve tension in the body.

‘Do’s and Don’ts in the Workplace’ - Dr. Laura Kokinda A discussion on identifying and addressing workplace violence. Dr. Kokinda explains how to know what your rights are and how to take action when needed.

Lunch - Taco Bar (vegetarian options available)

Afternoon Breakout Sessions - Dr. Krystle Madrid - Attendees will break out into groups and choose three topics to discuss. **Captains and Chiefs will break out into their own leadership discussion in another room.

Topics include:

  • When Your Job Impacts Your Relationships
  • Stress Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Shared Experiences
  • Compassion Fatigue

Q&A with Chief Crowley

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