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Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

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Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

The Salvation Army has partnered with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. to provide certified critical incident stress management (CISM) training. ICISF is dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of education, training and support services for all emergency services professions; continuing education and training in emergency mental health services; and consultation in the establishment of crisis and disaster response programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.
 
Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
This course provides participants with the latest information on critical incident stress management techniques and post-trauma syndromes. It emphasizes what participants learned in basic CISM courses, focusing on advanced defusings and debriefings in complex situations.
Who Should Take This Course: Leaders in emotional and spiritual care, mental health, or social work who may be engaged in disaster-related defusings or debriefings.
Prerequisites: Group Crisis Intervention
Duration: 13.0 hours
Link to the Course Fact Sheet
 
Group Crisis Intervention
This course covers the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. It prepares participants to understand and provide a wide range of crisis intervention services, pre and post incident crisis education, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large scale traumatic incidents, small group defusings and group intervention - Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).
Who Should Take This Course: Emotional and spiritual care, mental health, or social workers who may be engaged in disaster-related defusings or debriefings.
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 13.0 hours
Link to the Course Fact Sheet
 
Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
This course teaches participants the fundamentals of a specific protocol for individual intervention. The audience for this class includes emergency services, military, and business / industrial peer support personnel without formal training in mental health, as well as mental health professionals, who desire to increase their knowledge of individual crisis intervention techniques.
Who Should Take This Course: Emotional and spiritual care, mental health, or social service workers. The Salvation Army recommends that disaster workers start their CISM training with this course.
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 13.0 hours
Link to the Course Fact Sheet
 
Pastoral Crisis Intervention
This workshop assists the participants in learning how pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions may be effectively integrated. Chaplains, pastoral counselors, mental health professionals, ministers, and anyone interested in the use of faith-based resources in healing should find this course of interest.
Who Should Take This Course: Emotional and spiritual care workers
Prerequisites: None
Duration: 13.0 hours

Link to the Course Fact Sheet

 

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