Training Events Offered by VAVRS

Below is a listing of training events offered by the VAVRS.  For additional information on training classes scheduled or needed, email or call the VAVRS State Office at 804-749-8191 or 1-800-833-0602.

Please note that for all classes sponsored or taught by the VAVRS there is a $50.00 non member fee; additionally if you register for a class and do not attend for emergent reasons there is a $25.00 no show fee that will be charged.
 
Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention
This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.  Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.
This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.
 
Program Highlights
Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
Critical incident stress management
Evidence-based practice
Basic crisis communication techniques
Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
Putative and empirically-derived mechanisms
SAFER-Revised model
Suicide intervention
Relevant research findings
Large group crisis interventions
Small group crisis interventions
Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
 
Completion of “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” & “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (27 Contact Hours) qualifies as two CORE classes in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.
 
 
National Registry Update
National Registry will present an overview of the test writing process, including organizational changes, the recruitment of item writers and reviews, NCP requiremnts and Replica

No certification given - informational event only - no CEU's
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Suicide Awareness: An Introduction For Crisis Responders
The ability to recognize and effectively intervene with suicidal individuals is one of the most challenging aspects of crisis intervention. This course is recommended for those without   formal mental health training. The course is designed to increase awareness of suicide, and equip participants with information and basic skills to respond to a   person considering suicide.  Discussions, demonstrations, and scenarios will be used to facilitate learning. This is an introductory level course. 
 Program Highlights:           
 · Overview of suicide  · Crisis intervention and suicide prevention ·  Preventative and Protective Factors  · Risk and Recognition  
  - Strategies for Responding to those considering suicide         ·  Referral Skills and Resources
 
Completion of “Suicide Awareness: An Introduction for Crisis Responders” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance          (7 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.
 

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Group Crisis Intervention
16 hour course
Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and    participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis   interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when   necessary will also be discussed.
This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis  Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.
Program Highlights
·        Relevant research findings                   · Relevant recommendations for practice
·        Incident assessment                             · Strategic intervention planning
·        “Resistance, resilience, recovery” continuum
·        Large group crisis interventions            · Small group crisis interventions
·        Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
·        Reducing risks
 
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Course is facilitated by VAVRS through Patricia Copeland - National Certification is issued by ICISF = certificate of specialized training program
 
 
 
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