Group Crisis Intervention

Description:  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
Course Hours:  16
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