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Critical Incident Stress Management Training
Sat, April 8, 2017, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
Description: CISM is a comprehensive, integrative, and multi-component crisis intervention system developed to promote resilience and recovery, to help people cope with common stress reactions that may follow traumatic events, and to aid in preventing occurrence of severe persistent mental illness that may result from ongoing psychological symptomatology. Interventions within the CISM model include Pre – crisis Preparation, Demobilization & Staff Consultation, Crisis Management Briefing, Defusing, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD), Individual Crisis Intervention, Family CISM, Pastoral Crisis Intervention, Organizational Consultation, and Follow – up or Referral.
- To be able to identify and define critical incidents, psychological crisis, and common stress reactions
- To learn about the types and timelines for interventions used within the CISM model
- To practice individual and group interventions
Presented by: Jennifer Schirmer, MS NCC CCTP
Jenn is the Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator for the State of New Hampshire out of the Department of Health & Human Services Emergency Services Unit. She was first trained about the techniques within the CISM model in 2004 by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). She has since responded to many disasters and critical incidents using the various interventions within the CISM model to help first responders, communities, individuals, and families recover from traumatic events.