top of page

Training Programs by Jada

Jada trains groups in emotional wellness, leadership, and resiliency.


She is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) with special training in pediatric death and PTSD and a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor. She served as the clinical director of program development for Illinois Fire Fighter Peer Support (ILFFPS). In addition, she was a clinical consultant for Operation Shattered Stars (OSS). The Illinois Fire Service recognized Jada as a subject-matter expert and invited her to serve on their advisory committee to develop a behavioral health/emotional wellness curriculum for firefighters throughout Illinois. Jada developed training geared toward the specific needs of various groups, including firefighters, law enforcement, retirees, police leaders, cancer patients, those who have PTSD, and many others. These pieces of training spread awareness and strengthen emotional wellness and resiliency for first responders. She was recently invited to be the keynote speaker at The National Fire Academy. 


Jada has presented for:

  • 2018 FDIC

  • 2018 National Fire Academy


  • Chicago Police Department

  • 2016 and 2017 Rosecrance Florian Symposium

  • Illinois State Police in Springfield, IL

  • Northern Kentucky Fire Fighter Peer Support

  • West Palm Beach Fire Department

  • Fire Departments of Minneapolis, St. Paul, St. Louis Park, and the surrounding metro area

  • Batavia Fire Department

  • Illinois Public Pension Funds Association

  • Police Departments of Aurora, Berwyn, Countryside, Darien, Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Palos Park, Palos Heights, North Riverside, Westmont, and Woodridge, IL

  • Huntington, Indiana – Markel FD, Roanoke FD, Huntington City FD, Huntington Dispatchers, Parkview EMS, Andrews FD, and Parkview Police

  • Florida Safety and Health Collaborative, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

  • Raleigh, North Carolina 

  • Aurora Fire Academy

  • South Side FOOLS

  • Rockton Fire Department

  • Newport News, Virginia: Hanover County Fire Department, Richmond City Fire Department

  • Substance Abuse Training for ILFFPS

  • Chicago Police Department - Suicide Prevention


Jada has trained first responders in the areas of:

  • Emotional wellness in the fire service

  • Emotional wellness in law enforcement

  • Addiction recovery for peer supporters (ILFFPS and OSS)

  • Resiliency training

  • Retirement workshops

  • Cancer support

  • Leadership that prevents PTSD

  • Incidents involving children

FDIC 2018

Here are some of Jada’s trainings from FDIC 2018:

What is PTSD?

Guardian Leadership: A Model for First Responder Leaders

bottom of page