La Crosse County Peer Support Training

August 20, 2024 @ 8:30AM — August 22, 2024 @ 4:00PM Central Time (US & Canada)

La Crosse Fire Station 4: 906 Gillette St La Crosse, WI 54603 Get Directions

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August 20th - 22nd, 2024


La Crosse Fire Dept. Station No. 4

906 Gillette St

La Crosse, WI 54603

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: August 20, 21, 22, 2024 (all days are required to receive certificates)

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

Course Cost: $250.00 for public safety personnel OUTSIDE of La Crosse County. Free for any first responders or personnel that serve first responders IN La Crosse County.

*Refund only if registration is cancelled by August 2nd, 2024. No refunds after that date.

Questions can be directed to Kristen via phone or email at or call 262-949-4346

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