Strategic Response to Crisis Overview

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.

Prerequisites:
Group and Peer Crisis intervention

Topics included in this course

  • 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.

Target Audience:

EAP, HR, public safety, mental health, chaplains, EMS/Fire, Healthcare workers, police officers, dispatchers, airline personnel and disaster workers who are already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format. Those working extensively with traumatized victims from various walks of life will benefit from the training too.

Continuing Education:

Approved for 14 CEs from the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP1132) Also, 14 CEs Florida Nurses (NCE 3470)

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