CISM training is about Crisis Management and Diffusion as a result of a specific incident and ensuring supports are in place for those involved in a critical incident. Those engaging in Peer Support (long term support for those who do not recover well or as expected and not limited to critical incidents but may include support for someone suffering anxiety and depression as well as many other mental health injuries not only acute but also cumulative) are encouraged to do CISM training.
See under Events for upcoming dates or contact the instructors as listed below.
Critical Incident Stress Management Training for Everyone
The following courses are available:
Assisting Individuals in Crisis (2 days)
Group Crisis Intervention (2 days)
Combined Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention (3 days)
Customized Refresher Training (half or full day)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 days)
Instructor: Steven Horner
Group Crisis Intervention course (ICISF)
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
For more details please contact Brian Bennett 416-894-6015, or see our cismtraining.ca for more details.
Each course includes training in Group Crisis Intervention and Assisting Individuals in Crisis. Certifications are through the ICISF International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.If you have any questions please feel free to let me know.