This is a recertification training worth 4 DRCC recertification credits.
Personal Safety for Disaster Behavioral Health Responders
Aggression and Rage Management (ARM) skills are essential for anyone providing disaster behavioral health services. Violent incidents, disasters and other community crises are emotionally-charged events that can result in angry and aggressive behaviors from individuals and groups. Such emotional reactions can become obstacles to effective emergency response and a danger for behavioral health responders.
Aggression and Rage Management (ARM) is a dynamic, skill-building program for anyone likely to encounter emotionally agitated, hostile and/or aggressive behavior in the post-disaster environment. The program introduces early warning signs for the detection of potentially hostile individuals, strategies for verbal de-escalation and personal safety skills for escaping and surviving violent encounters.
This awareness and skill-building program will allow disaster behavioral responders to more safely and effective deliver services a wide variety of venues, such as shelters and other mass care settings, in Points of Dispensing (PODs), Disaster Recovery Centers and in the community. The dynamics of individual and group aggression are addressed, as well as strategies and techniques to improve personal and program safety and security.
Breakfast and lunch will not be provided. You will not get a break for lunch, this training runs straight through.