Before, During, or After a Critical Incident your staff and co-workers may be suffering!
Do you know how to help them? or even know what to look for? If not than this course may be for you.
What is Crisis Intervention?
TEMPORARY, but ACTIVE and SUPPORTIVE entry into the life of individuals or groups during a period of extreme distress. Also known as “Emotional First Aid.” Different intervention tools are used for individuals vs. groups. The goals of crisis intervention are:
- Mitigate impact of event (lower tension)
- Facilitate normal recovery processes in normal people who are having normal reactions to abnormal events
- Restoration to adaptive function
What is Critical Incident Stress Management or CISM.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a crisis intervention system which contains both strategic and tactical elements.
- Strategically, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a comprehensive, integrated, multi-component crisis intervention system for managing traumatic events within organizations or communities.
- Tactically, CISM includes numerous interventions including pre-incident education and preparation, assessment/strategic planning, individual crisis intervention, large group crisis interventions, small group crisis interventions, family support, organizational/community consultations, pastoral crisis intervention, and referrals to other resources, if necessary.
- CISM is helping healthy and functioning people to remain healthy and functioning.
- Many CISM services are provided within hours or days of a critical incident by well trained peer support personnel and/or mental health clinicians.
- CISM is not psychotherapy, nor a substitute for psychotherapy. Rather, CISM services and psychotherapy are simply different points on the same continuum of care
The next course in Critical Incident Stress Management "Group Crisis Intervention and Assisting Individuals in Crisis" is being held September 10-12th 2018, in conjunction with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance/Hospital. Details can be found in the attached brochure http://www.cismtraining.ca/GRIN_cism_brochure_Chatham_Sept_10-12_2018.pdf, or by contacting the instructor directly at 416-894-6015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.