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  • Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Frank E. Shelp, M.D., M.P.H., Commissioner Division of Mental Health Two Peachtree Street, NW • Suite 23.415 • Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-3142 • 404-657-2273 TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention To: Regional Coordinators Community Providers of Mental Health and Addictive Diseases Services From: David A. Sofferin, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Mental Health Jeannette David, Disaster Preparedness Planner, Division of Mental Health CC: Department Management Team Date: October 7, 2009 This announcement contains information about an upcoming training event on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention. Title: Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention Background: The recent flooding that occurred in Georgia emphasizes the importance of increasing Georgia’s capability to handle the complex mental health reactions of first responders and first receivers to traumatic and overwhelming incidents. Once again, The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is continuing to partner with the Georgia Division of Public Health to offer training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Group Crisis Intervention training is a two-day course designed to develop and/or further prepare community hospitals and community health center CISM teams. Audience: This training is designed for clinical staff. The DBHDD is pleased to make this training available to those working for Community Providers of Mental Health and Addictive Diseases Services. This would include: • Psychologists • Psychiatrists and Other Physicians • Nurses • Social Workers • Counselors Others who will be attending are community hospital and community health center staff, such as Chaplains, Social Workers, and other licensed mental health workers and EAP staff. EMS providers and public health staff have also been invited to attend. Presenter: The course will be taught by Jim Nelms, a faculty member of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), an organization of over 600 CISM trained teams that are dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through education,
  • training and support services. Mr. Nelms is the Director of the Georgia Critical Incident Stress Management Team. A 23-year veteran of public safety, Mr. Nelms has spent the last 19 years developing peer support resources and administering crisis support at more than 300 critical incidents. For more information about ICISF, go to Course Description: This course consists of two days (8:30 AM to 5:00 PM) of lecture, guided, discussions, exercise scenarios and one-on-one practice of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) and counseling techniques. The training includes a wide range of crisis intervention services, including pre- and post-incident crisis education, significant support services, on- scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large-scale traumatic incidents, small group defusing and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The course specifically prepares participants to provide interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing and the CISD. The need for follow up services and referrals when necessary is also covered. Evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multi-component crisis intervention strategy discussed in this course. Objectives: The objectives of the Group Crisis Intervention course are: • Define stress, Critical Incident Stress (CIS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • List the 10 basic interventions of CISM • Define and describe the CISM group process of Demobilization, Defusing and Debriefing Dates/ Location: Please arrive at 8:00am. The training will take place from 8:30am to 5:00pm on each day. Full attendance at both days of training is required. Group Crisis Intervention Training Dates Deadline to Location Register November November 10, 2009 Southwestern State Hospital 19 & 20, 2009 400 South Pinetree Blvd Thomasville, GA 31792 Directions: Registration: Please email the Registration Form on Page 4 to Dhoud Samba at by the registration deadline indicated on page 2. Registrations will only be accepted when submitted via email. For additional information contact: Dhoud Samba @ (404) 657-2556 or CEUs: CEUs for this course are offered as follows: Psychologists 4 hrs; EAP personnel 14 hrs; Nurses 16.8 hrs; and Substance Abuse personnel 14 hrs. Travel: Through a special arrangement with the Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health, all travel expenses (meals, mileage and lodging) will be reimbursed for participants that travel over 50 miles to the training location.
  • Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements and reservations. Participants will be given a DHR travel form and a W9 Form at the training. To receive reimbursement following the training, the completed forms must be mailed or faxed to: Keisha Dixon Office of Preparedness 40 Pryor St, 4th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303 FAX (404) 463-5395 Contact: For more information, contact Jeannette David, Disaster Preparedness Planner, Division of Mental Health at (404) 657-2354 or via email: This Training Announcement will be posted on the DBHDD web page. Training Announcement Updates will be posted routinely to this web page. To download or print the announcement, go to: from the menu on the left, select TRAINING. Registration Form is on the Next Page. View slide
  • Department of Community Health Division of Emergency Preparedness & Response CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM) GROUP CRISIS MANAGEMENT Date and Location: Southwestern State Hospital, Thomasville GA 31792 - November 19-20, 2009 Address: 400 South Pinetree Blvd - Telephone: 229-227-2824 REGISTRATION FORM REGISTRATION DEADLINE DATE: November 10, 2009 Please place an “X” in the appropriate Mr. Ms. Dr. box: Name (F, MI, L): Job Title: Hospital or Organization: Address: City, State, Zip: Job Phone: Fax: E-mail: REGISTRATION must be emailed to: CONFIRMATION: Please include email address, confirmations will be emailed. HOTEL RESERVATION: All participants are responsible for making their own reservations. TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT: All travel expenses (meals, mileage and lodging) will be reimbursed for participants that travel over 50 miles to the training location (one way). DCH Travel Form, W-9 and hotel receipt (if applicable) must be submitted to ASPR Finance POC for reimbursement. These documents are handed out at the class. Sign-In Time: 8:00am Class Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm each day For further information contact Dhoud Samba: 404-657-2556 or email View slide