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Crisis Intervention Stress Management (CISM)
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Currently within American ...
•   Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention
   •   Advanced Group Crisis Intervention
   •   Pastoral Crisis Inte...
•   Line of Duty Death (police, fire, military emphases)
   •   Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention

AACC Bas...
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress is an
international organization to “increase awareness of effects of ...
ask “the question.” It provides a list of do’s and do not’s of successful
suicide interventions. Participants will learn t...
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  1. 1. Crisis Intervention Stress Management (CISM) Training Introduction Currently within American society, there is an increasing awareness of the value of spiritual interventions in the lives of people involved in crisis at the national and local levels. However, there is also the realization that ministers cannot rely solely on their seminary training and CPE to prepare them for the demands of critical stress management. In fact, it is common for chaplains without appropriate training to become frustrated by the lack of improvement in the people they are trying to help or to become so enmeshed in the situation that they are worse off after the crisis intervention than at the beginning. To meet the above need, Crisis Intervention Stress Management Training has been developed to provide ministers, chaplains and other responders with intervention skills that can be applied in the secular world as well as the religious setting. Therefore, in addition to carrying the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit into crisis situations, ministers will be prepared to address and respond to the emotional needs of individuals or groups suffering from the trauma of a crisis event. CISM Training Several approaches to CISM training are listed: One through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) and another through the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). The (ICISF) crisis training can lead to a “Specialty Certification” or Board Certification through The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. The (AACC) crisis training can lead to Board Certification through the International Board of Christian Counselors (IBCC). Crisis training is available from ICISF and AACC without obtaining Board Certification. Certification Training: The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) will grant certificates in Specialized Training and Spiritual Care to chaplains who complete the following courses: • Group Crisis Intervention • Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support
  2. 2. • Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention • Advanced Group Crisis Intervention • Pastoral Crisis Intervention I • Pastoral Crisis Intervention II • Any one of 23 (2 day elective courses) The web site for the above organization is www.ICISF.org, and information regarding the training program can be found under “specialized training.” ICISF is an internationally known crisis training agency recognized by police, fire, and EMS department in the United States. The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC): Provides training in crisis management leading to Board-Certified Crisis Response Chaplain (CRC) through the International Board of Christian Counselors (IBCC). The IBCC is the official Board Certification representative for AACC. Chaplains are required to complete the following training: • Part 1: Basic CISM • Part 2: Individual CISM • Part 3: Christian Crisis Response Training • Professional Crisis Response Credential (Advanced Certificate) Part 1: Be able to demonstrate 50 hours of Crisis Response in the Community Part 2: Emotional and Spiritual Care Part 3: Successfully Complete One of the Three trainings o Grief Following Trauma o Pastoral/Spiritual Crisis Training o School Crisis Training Non-Certification Training: Chaplains who do not desire to be certified but want to serve in crisis situations should, as a minimum, complete the following courses in the basic category. ICISF Basic Training • Group Crisis Intervention • Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support • Advance Group Crisis Intervention Optional • Pastoral Crisis Intervention I • Pastoral Crisis Intervention II • Death Notice Notification (police, fire emphases)
  3. 3. • Line of Duty Death (police, fire, military emphases) • Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention AACC Basic Training Part 1: Basic CISM Part 2: Individual CISM Part 3: Christian Crisis Response Training In addition to the above ICISF/AACC training, disaster training is provided by the following organizations: • American Red Cross: Addresses emergency shelter, food, clothing and first aid. The web site is http://centre.redcross.org/disaster_training.htm. • National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA): Provides training that qualifies chaplains to serve on a Crisis Response Team member. NOVA addresses crisis response by showing onsite people how to lead debriefing groups. The NOVA training site is www.trynova.org/crt/training. • National Integrated Management System (NIMS): Provides required training for chaplains who wish to respond to disasters in the community, county, state or nation that are controlled by fire, police or some form of government department. This training provides management skills, organizational skills, and disaster mobilization on site needed to meet on going emergencies at the disaster site. • The Emergency Management Institute (EMI): Offers recognized NIMS courses ONLINE FREE with a certificate that is registered with FEMA and Homeland Security. The FEMA website is: www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/nims_training.shtm, www.training.FEMA.gov/EMIWEB/IS/crslist.asp or http://emilms.fema.gov. Recommended FEMA Independent Study Program courses listed at the http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp web address include: A. IS-7 A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance, B. IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, select special emphasis for either Federal Disaster Workers, Healthcare, or Law Enforcement, and C. IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams. Credentialing Agency
  4. 4. The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress is an international organization to “increase awareness of effects of trauma and ultimately to improve the quality of intervention with survivors.” They have Board Certification and Diplomat Credentials offered thru examination courses, fees and review board application. The web site is: www.traumatic-stress.org. This organization is the Certification Board route recommended by ICISF. International Board of Christian Counselors (IBCC) provides Board- Certified Crisis Response Chaplain (CRC) for AACC, www.AACC.net. ICISF Course description Group Crisis Intervention A two-day course that prepares participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services including pre and post-incident crisis education, significant other support services, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large scale traumatic incidents, the large group Crisis Management Briefing (CMB), small group defusing and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). This course specifically prepares participants to provide several of these crisis intervention and emergency mental health skills- specifically demobilizations, CMB’s, defusing and the CISD. The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary is also described. Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support Crisis intervention is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training and is sometimes called “emotional first-aid.” Most crisis interventions are typically done individually (one-on-one). This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention and to enhance emergency mental health skills. It also teaches basic communication techniques such as restatement, summary and extrapolation paraphrasing, reflection of emotion, directive and non-directive questions, action directives, etc. Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Postvention This course prepares participants to identify and list physical, emotional and verbal warning signs of suicide as well as know how to
  5. 5. ask “the question.” It provides a list of do’s and do not’s of successful suicide interventions. Participants will learn to list probable feelings and reactions of suicide survivors and practice crisis intervention for healing. Participants can also discover useful helping strategies when working with suicide survivors along with appropriate interventions to apply when responding to a suicide. The course addresses the definition of suicide; “Suicide is a conscious act of self-induced annihilation, best understood as a multidimensional malaise in a needful individual who defines an issue for which the suicide is perceived as the best solution.” Advance Group Crisis Intervention The participant will have the latest information in CISM techniques and post-trauma syndromes. The program emphasizes a broadening of the knowledge base concerning critical incident stress interventions as well as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder as described in the DSM-IV. Advance techniques in group intervention of defusing and troubleshooting difficult and complex situations. Pastoral Crisis Intervention I Pastoral Crisis Intervention is a combination of faith-based resources with traditional techniques of crisis intervention. Pastoral Crisis Intervention represents a powerful addition to traditional community and organizational psychological support resources. The course will teach how to effectively integrate pastoral interventions and traditional psychological crisis interventions. Pastoral Crisis Intervention II The course builds on Pastoral Crisis Intervention I with more advanced concepts and specific field applications where pastoral crisis intervention is applied. Stages of spiritual development, understanding Theodicy, the principles of spiritual first-aid, and recognize and understand the impaired Pastoral Crisis Interventionist. Pastoral Crisis Intervention principles are applied to suicide intervention and postvention, integrating psychological and spiritual intervention with death notification and self-care issues.

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