Knowing what sequence of crisis intervention processes to use for which individuals or groups, at what times, and under what circumstances is crucial to all effective early intervention programs. The course will present essential information for the assessment of both crisis situations and the effects of critical incidents on people involved in those situations. Learn to create an effective plan of action to assist those in crisis and complete a series of exercises designed to sharpen assessment and crisis planning skills. Strategic planning and tactical decision-making are emphasized, as are rationales for choosing one set of crisis intervention processes over another.
This course builds confidence that crisis interventionists will make the right choices of interventions for the populations they are assisting under specific circumstances. This course requires previous training and experience.
- Strategic planning as it applies to crisis intervention
- National Incident Management System and crisis intervention
- Elements of Effective Planning
- Steps in Developing the Plan
- Planning process in assessing target populations
- Determining the type, timing and resources necessary
- Assisting large numbers of people involved in a crisis
- The most important crisis intervention tactics
- Managing a complicated or large scale crisis event
Completion of “Strategic Response to Crisis” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Continuing Education Hours) qualifies as one of ICISF’s Core Courses towards a Certificate of Specialized Training Program.
ICISF’s Group and Peer Crisis intervention course
ICISF Approved Trainer for this program: Diane F. Fojt
International speaker, Diane Fojt, is President of MECA, Inc., CEO of Corporate Crisis Management and Vice President of the Florida Aero Medical Association. Diane is internationally recognized as a workplace trauma response consultant, with more than 35 years experience in the field of stress management, training and industrial counseling within the corporate, healthcare, public service and voluntary sectors. Diane has worked as a Flight Paramedic working medevac on helicopters and fixed wing aircraft locally, domestically and internationally starting in the mid 1980s.
Diane became the Executive Director of what is now known as the Tampa Bay Regional Critical Incident Team. Under her leadership she took the team from 10 members from a single fire department, to over 150 team members covering 12 major local, county, state and federal agencies which spans 5 counties in central west Florida. In 2000 she converted the all volunteer team into a non-profit 501 c3. The Tampa Bay Regional Critical Incident Team remains the largest, most active regional CISM team in the state of Florida.
Following the devastating 2004 hurricane season when Florida was hit by 4 major hurricanes in a period of 60 days, Diane was invited to participate in a newly formed statewide committee, Florida Crisis Consortium, to develop a statewide disaster behavioral health plan. As lead author and the only contracted subject matter expert in crisis response and management, she was appointed Executive Director of the Florida Crisis Consortium and Chief of the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team. Florida’s Comprehensive Disaster Behavioral Health Plan became the first of it’s kind in the United States.
Diane has worked with multiple hospitals, flight programs, law enforcement agencies (county, state and federal), EMS services, Fire Departments and private businesses developing teams, protocols and best practices in CISM for the past 35 years.
Diane remains an active leader in crisis response nationally and internationally, taking teams into some of the worst disasters in recent history. Her sub-specialty has become air medical related accidents involving serious injuries and fatalities in the United States. Unfortunately, she experienced the loss of her own teammates in 2000 with the Bayflite air medical crash. Having walked that sorrowful path herself she has endless compassion and empathy for those living through similar tragedies.
Ms. Fojt is a very engaging dynamic speaker, published author, keynote presenter and has commented on responding to individuals exposed to traumatic events and disasters in the national press, broadcast media and in technical publications.
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- Regular Registration – $400
- When you register and pay less than 14 days prior to class start date. If you have to submit paperwork to your employer for payment directly to MECA and payment is not received before the cutoff date they will be billed at the Regular Tuition rate of $400 per student.
- Early Registration – $350 ( $50 discount)
- You must register and payment must be received at least 14 days prior to class start date to qualify for the discount. If your agency is paying you must register during the Early Registration time period and PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED prior to cutoff date. If payment is received after cutoff date then agency will be billed for the $50 balance on each registration.
- Financial Assistance:
- PayPal has a “Bill Me Later” option for qualified applicants. The customer will have 6 months no-interest to pay it back.
- Emergency Service Workers, Disaster Workers, Nurses, Clergy, Law Enforcement, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, School Crisis Team Responders and CISM team leaders.
Continuing Education Credits:
- Approved for 14 CEs from the Florida Board of Nurses (#50-1299) & Approved for 14 CEs from the Florida board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and family therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-13858)