Wausau Area Public Safety Peer Support Training

February 28, 2024 @ 8:30AM — March 1, 2024 @ 4:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)

SAFER Station 1: 224225 Hummingbird Rd Wausau, WI 54401 Get Directions

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Feb. 28, 29, & March 1, 2024

SAFER District Station 1
224225 Hummingbird Rd

Wausau, WI 54401

This 3-day course combines ALL of the content of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation's (ICISF) Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses.

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.
This course is designed for anyone in the Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Program Highlights:
Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
Critical incident stress management
Evidence-based practice
Basic crisis communication techniques
Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
SAFER-Revised model
Relevant research findings
Large group crisis interventions
Small group crisis interventions
Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Course Dates: February 28, 29, and March 1, 2024 (all days are required to receive certificates)

Course Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Course Cost: $250.00* For all public safety personnel.

*Refund only if registration is cancelled by February 16th, 2024. No refunds after that date.

Questions can be directed to Kristen via phone or email at kristen.herreid2019@gmail.com or call 262-949-4346

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