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  1. 1. WA CISM Network Conference 2004 – Yakima, WA - September 23-26, 2004 Washington Critical Incident Stress Management Network’s Annual Conference Developing a Comprehensive Program and Please reserve September 23-26, 2004 to join us for Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the our Annual Conference at the Red Lion Yakima Worst. If you’d like to tackle some basic or Center Hotel. This year, in addition to offering the advanced topics in CISM or review the latest CISM ICISF Critical Incident Stress Management information, please join us. (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): The Education Committee has scheduled several Advanced Crisis Intervention and Critical speakers to present on a variety of topics on the Incident Stress Management (CISM): weekend. See the schedule below for a tentative Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer schedule of conference events. Support courses on Thursday and Friday, we are offering the ICISF classes Families and CISM: September 25-26, 2004 General Conference Session – Tentative Schedule Saturday, September 25, 2004 Sunday, September 26, 2004 7:00 Registration 7:00 Registration Check-in 8:00 Welcome: President Buck Naff 8:00 The Neurobiology of Fear – Mary 8:10 Tim Ross Humanitarian Award and Moller Memorial OR 9:00 What Can We Learn From The CISM Refresher – Terrie Cobb Criticism of CISM? – Vaughn 10:30 Break Donaldson 10:45 Follow-Up General Meeting - 10:15 Break elections 10:30 CISM Team Operations for a Line 12.00 Lunch - buffet provided by WA of Duty Death – Paul Jockimo CISM Network OR 1:00 Inside the World Trade Center Incorporating CISM into Disaster CISM Support Services – Paul Planning – John Oas Jockimo 12:00 Lunch – buffet provided by WA 2:15 Break CISM Network 2:30 CISM in Native American 1:00 General Membership Meeting Communities – Bruce Ramsay 1:30 Emotional Survival for the First Responder and Their Family – OR Glenn Newton The Long Haul: Lessons Learned OR at St. Paul’s Chapel Relief Ministry In the Inferno – A Framework for at Ground Zero – Barbara Cohen Best Practices in CISM – Leigh 3:45 End Blaney 4:00 End
  2. 2. Pre-Conference September 23-24, 2004 Taught by Bruce Ramsay Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention The Advanced CISM training program has been Taught by Leigh Blaney, M.A. designed to provide participants with the latest The CISM: Group Crisis Intervention training program is information on critical incident stress management designed to present the core elements of a techniques and post-trauma syndromes. The program comprehensive, systematic and multicomponent crisis emphasizes a broadening of the knowledge base intervention curriculum. The two-day course prepares concerning critical incident stress interventions as well participants to understand a wide range of crisis as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder which was intervention services including pre and post incident established in the basic program and/or in publications. crisis education, significant other support services, on- At the conclusion of this educational program the scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, participants will have been exposed to specific, proven demobilizations after large scale traumatic incidents, strategies to intervene with those suffering the ill effects small group defusings and the group intervention known of their exposure to trauma. The emphasis will be on as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The CISM: advanced defusings and debriefings in complex Group Crisis Intervention course specifically prepares situations. participants to provide several of these interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the CISD. The CISM: Advanced Group Crisis Intervention training The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals has been developed for EAP, human resources and when necessary is also described. Considerable public safety personnel, mental health professionals, evidence gathered to date strongly supports the chaplains, paramedics, firefighters, physicians, police multicomponent crisis intervention strategy, which is officers, nurses, dispatchers, airline personnel and discussed in this course. The CISM: Group Crisis disaster workers who are already trained in the critical Intervention course is designed to specifically teach incident stress debriefing format. It will also be useful for crisis intervention and Emergency Mental Health skills those who are working extensively with traumatized such as demobilizations, defusings, and CISD. At the victims from various walks of life. completion of this course, participants will be able to: Define stress, CIS, and PTSD; List the 10 basic Day 1: (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) interventions of CISM; and Define and describe in detail  Nature of Human Stress the CISM group processes of Demobilizations,  Stressors, Traumatic Stress Defusings, and Debriefings. (14 Contact Hours)  Symptoms of Excessive Stress  Stress-related Diseases Day 1: (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)  Stress Management  General, cumulative, critical incident stress and  Recovering from Excessive Stress PTSD  Nature of Post-Traumatic Syndromes and PTSD  High risk populations: emergency services,  Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Post- military, other Traumatic Stress  ‘Critical Incidents’ - death, injury, threat, terror,  PTSD versus Discipline Problem etc.  Responding to Post-Traumatic Stress in Others  Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) – Management Reaction, Peers' Reaction, fundamentals Referral  Core intervention tactics  A Rationale for CISD  Demobilization  Why CISD Works  Defusing of small groups  Role of CISD in Prevention of PTSD  Current Thinking on Critical Incident Stress Day 2: (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Management (CISM)  Defusing Demonstration  CISD versus Psychotherapy  Essentials of group intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Day 2: (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)  Assessing the need for CISD  Basic Changes in CISM  Factors which enhance CISD success  Spouse Education  Question / Answer  Significant Others as Team Members  Supporting the Emergency Services Family Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM):  Expanded Role of Peer Support Personnel Advanced Crisis Intervention  Preserving CISM Team Members
  3. 3.  Lessons Learned from CISM  Difficult Debriefings  Multiple Line of Duty Death  Symbolic Debriefings  Multiple Incident Debriefings  Comprehensive CISM approach to complex situations  CISM in Disasters Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): How do CISM teams, emergency service professionals, Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support agencies, and organizations provide critical incident Taught by Vaughn Donaldson, B.A., B.C.E.T.S. stress management (CISM) services for families? Families are clearly identified as the vicarious victims of Crisis intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather it is a the tragedy and trauma that emergency workers and specialized acute emergency mental health intervention high-risk professionals experience on a daily basis. The which requires specialized training. As physical first-aid extraordinary impact of critical incident stress (CIS) and is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. secondary traumatic stress upon these family systems Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called "emotional has been devastating to the integrity of the family. first-aid." Crisis interventions are typically done Learn to identify the specific criteria for family response. individually (one-on-one) or in groups. This program is This course will give CISM practitioners the tools they designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and need to develop comprehensive programming for a specific protocol for, individual intervention. The proactive, reactive and CISM maintenance for family audience for this class includes both emergency services. Included will be an outline of agency protocols services, military, and business/industrial peer support and LODD management criteria, suggestions and personnel without formal training in mental health, as discussion of pre-incident education, and an overview of well as mental health professionals, who desire to the unique needs of children. Families and CISM will increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) also include demonstrations of the methodology of family crisis intervention techniques.(13 Contact Hours) intervention and the family debriefing models. Day 1: (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) This course is vital for CISM teams, emergency service professionals, their spouses, significant others, families,  The concept of CISM as a comprehensive crisis organizational leaders, mental health professionals and intervention program clergy to establish and maintain an essential family  The role of the individual crisis intervention in the component to CISM network systems. Upon completion comprehensive CISM program of this course, participants will be able to: Define the  Terms and concepts relevant to the study of CISM continuum for family support services; Identify and crisis, traumatic stress and crisis intervention demonstrate the specific criteria for a family response;  Differential utilities of selected crisis List the development protocol for support services to communication techniques families; Define the proactive versus reactive approach,  Demonstration of selected crisis communication to include agency protocols and LODD management; techniques Demonstrate the family debriefing intervention models.  Psychological reactions to crisis and trauma (14 Contact Hours)  SAFER protocol for individual crisis intervention and its role in comprehensive CISM Day 1: (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)  Demonstration of the use of SAFER protocol for individual crisis intervention  Portrait of Emergency Service and High Risk  Review of common problems encountered while Professional Families working with individuals in crisis  Understanding the Unique Stress / Stressors for Families  The Family Continuum of CISM Day 2: (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)  Rationale for CISM Services to Families  Multi-Dimensional Programming See the Day 1 list of topics. Day 2 will continue  Development of Family Support Services where Day 1 finished.  Spousal Academies/Auxiliaries/Support Organizations Families and CISM: Developing A Comprehensive Program Taught by Thérése A. Cobb, LICSW, CTS Day 2: (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) Co-Sponsored by: WA CISM Network and Fraternal Order of Police.  Specific CISM Applications with Families
  4. 4.  Components for Line of Duty Death Application  Special Considerations for Children’s Reactions to Trauma  Defining Peer Support Strategies  CISM Team Response and Services  Family Debriefing Models  Demonstration Family Debriefing
  5. 5. Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst descriptions for Contact Hours & UMBC CEUs). It is the Taught by Paul Jockimo responsibility of the participant to determine if his or her licensing board will accept these CEUs. Please note that This interactive class has been designed to prepare attendance certificates including CEUs will only be awarded Emergency Service providers, military personnel, school for days that attendance can be verified. All ICISF administrators, municipal officials, CISM teams and attendance certificates are distributed on-site to others for what may be the toughest situation they will participants whose attendance has been verified by face. The administrative and logistical aspects of a checking in at the Conference Registration Desk and signing the class roster. ICISF Certificates of LODD are often overwhelming to those individuals and Attendance will be distributed on the final day of each agencies that are ill prepared, this class will address course. many of those issues. Special attention will be given to pre-incident planning as well as to proper follow-up NOTE: ICISF certificates of attendance are not proof of services. (14 Contact Hours) profession specific CE/Contact Hours. Day 1: (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) Conference  Introduction and statistical overview  Emotional impact of LODD September 25-26, 2004  What makes it different CISM Refresher – Sunday  Family issues Taught by Thérése A. Cobb, LICSW, CTS  Community  Operational issues A CISM update that incorporates the most recent and  Delivery of death notification current Critical Incident Stress Management standards of  Administrative issues practice. Focusing on lessons learned since the inception of  Incident Command System CISM, applications of Crisis Management Briefing (CMB's),  Delegation of liaisons/details Individual Consults (1:1's), Advanced Catalytic Sequencing,  Group activities Families and Children. This workshop will allow practitioners to redefine specific CISM terminology, the Day 2: (8:30 am - 5:00 pm) current standards of care, significant challenges to CISM  Funeral Research, accommodating complex disaster and traumatic  Cultural and religious differences situations.  Organization and logistics  Logistics and support Who should attend? Individuals and teams that have taken  Post incident support an ICISF recognized CISM Course within the last 10 years  Family and are interested in the latest developments and trends in  Organization/Agency the CISM Continuum.  Community  CISM Team operations  Lessons learned REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY  Group activities Refunds can be made only if requested in writing. A 75% IMPORTANT NOTE: Once a class has begun on refund will be provided only for registrants who send a Thursday and Friday, you may not switch to another cancellation notice postmarked no later than September class. 9, 2004. One person may substitute for another who is unable to attend on the condition that a letter from the Continuing Education original registrant authorizing the substitution Certificates of Attendance and Certificate Distribution accompanies the new registrant. In the event the In cooperation with UMBC, Critical Incident Stress Washington CISM Network finds it necessary to cancel a Management (CISM): Group Crisis Intervention, Critical course because of insufficient registration or other Incident Stress Management (CISM): Advanced Crisis reasons beyond our control, notice will be given to all Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Management registrants as soon as possible and a complete refund of (CISM): Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support, registration fees paid will be given to all registrants Families and CISM: Developing a Comprehensive Program affected. Refunds are paid in U.S. funds. Refunds will be and Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst postmarked by October 15, 2004. WA CISM Network participants will be awarded general Continuing also reserves the right to make instructor changes as education Units (CEUs) from UMBC on their attendance necessary without prior notification. certificate following verification of attendance. This service is offered at no additional charge to participants. These Evening Activities CEUs are awarded in a ratio of one Continuing Education There are no planned activities for the evenings of the Unit for every 10 Contact Hours (refer to ICISF course conference. However, there are always groups of
  6. 6. attendees that get together for fun or dinner. If you would like to join in a group, let us know and we can help you get together. Please join us for informal networking and fun in Johnny’s Lounge at the Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center. Bring your singing voice and join in the fun of karaoke.
  7. 7. The WA CISM Network The mission of the Washington CISM Network is to implementing WA CISM Network objectives and provide a resource network for Critical Incident Stress practices. Management teams throughout the state of Washington. Our goal is to enhance Critical Incident Current Member-at-Large members are: Stress Management for emergency services personnel and others through cooperative planning, Mary Schoenfeldt (360) 659-2271 training, and information exchange. Felix Moran (360) 654-9466 Cyndi Walters (509) 529-2255 We are creating a statewide mutual aid network and Linda Davidson (360) 863-8539 mobilization list. When a major incident which Kenni Braaten (360) 330-5662 exhausts local resources occurs, such as the Empty Position September 11, 2001 attack, teams on the mobilization list have pledged to respond and assist the local The Board has positions open for elections at this teams. Other events which might trigger a network year’s Annual Conference. Please contact Scott response include incidents which may overwhelm a Johnston, Nominations Coordinator, at local CISM team, such as a line of duty death or the, your Zone Representative or any death of a team member, prolonged incidents, or Board Member if you are interested in running for a requests for mutual aid from areas without a CISM position. team. If you are not a member of the Network, please The State is divided into five major zones, each with consider submitting the enclosed application. its own Zone representative. Membership is free and entitles you to a discount on conference registration. In order to be in accordance with the by-laws, only registered members may vote at the meeting. All are welcome to attend. Visit our WA CISM Network web page ( for the latest on what is happening in the Network. Annual Conference information will be updated as necessary. Your Board members are also listed on our Web site, as well as useful links and additional training information. The Zone representatives are: Tim Ross Humanitarian Award Zone 1 Scott Johnston (360) 413-7369 A Beginning of Meritorious Recognition Zone 2 Ron Quinsey (253) 370-2401 In the honor of unselfish acts and leadership by the Zone 3 John Koch (509) 929-1226 late Tim Ross, CISM-Net President, the Washington Zone 4 Dewey Wellington (509) 244-2660 Critical Incident Stress Management Network Zone 5 Brent Cook (509) 547-6244 Advisory Board has established the Tim Ross Humanitarian Award to recognize an individual or Your Board officers are: individuals who have exemplified the mission of the Washington State CISM-Net. The individual(s) President, Buck Naff (509) 765-1698 must have made outstanding contribution of Pres.-elect, Empty significance to the improvement, promotion, Secretary, Merle Brooks (253) 833-6101 development and progress of humanitarian acts of Treasurer, Therese Cobb (509) 946-0366 psychological support to emergency services personnel. In addition, the Board has six Member-At-Large positions. These Board members may live in any This award will be presented annually at the Zone. They act as a resource for local CISM teams Washington CISM-Net Conference based upon plus assist the Board in developing and applications received the prior year.
  8. 8. Conference Hotel Information: RED LION HOTEL YAKIMA CENTER Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center is situated in the 607 E YAKIMA AVE heart of downtown Yakima, adjacent to the Yakima YAKIMA WA 98901 Convention Center and near the Yakima Center (509) 248-5900 or 1-800-RedLion Mall and Yakima SunDome. Easy access to the region’s recreation, including wine tasting, boating A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a and golf. special discounted rate of $78.00 plus tax ($10.00 each additional person) for conference attendees. These rooms will be released August 22, 2004. Please call the hotel directly to reserve a room at (509) 248-5900 by August 22, 2004. Location DIRECTIONS: FROM I-82. exit 33B or exit 33; get in lane marked Yakima Ave. Located 3 blocks on the right hand side of Yakima Ave. Emotional Survival for the First Responder and The Long Haul: Lessons Learned at St. Paul’s Inside the World Trade Center CISM Support CISM Team Operations for a Line of Duty In the Inferno: CISM in Fire Departments What Can We Learn from the Criticism of Conference 2004 WA CISM Network September 23-26, 2004 Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center Chapel Relief Ministry at Ground Zero For more information, contact The Neurobiology of Fear (360) 586-8492 CISM Refresher Their Family Sue Knopes Services CISM? Death w
  9. 9. WASHINGTON CISM NETWORK Membership Application Date : _______________________ Mission Statement: To provide a network for Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teams in the state of Washington (and such other geographic areas as the Board may select) through planning, training, and informational exchange for the purpose of enhancing CISM for emergency services personnel. Name ___ ____ Address ______ City State _________________________ Zip code: ______________ Telephone (with area code) Fax (with area code) E-mail address How are you associated with CISM in Washington State? Mental Health – Yes_____ No_____ Peer – Yes_____ No_____ Department Name____________________________________________________________ Other______________________________________________________________________ Explain: Do you belong to a CISM Team? Yes _______ No________ Which Team: What resources do you bring to our organization that will assist in achieving our mission, i.e., experience, teaching, fundraising, networking, etc.? Explain:
  10. 10. Conference 2004 Registration Washington CISM Network Annual Conference September 23-26, 2004 1. Please print your registration information: Name: ____ Address: Daytime Phone: ____ Address: Email: City, State, Zip: 2. Please CIRCLE your class choice (only one) and registration fee below: Course Date Member Nonmember Please see previous cancellation policy in brochure Price before/after Price before/after August 23 August 23 CISM: Group Crisis Intervention (formerly known as Basic) September 23-24 $160/185 $175/200 CISM: Advanced Group Crisis Intervention September 23-24 $160/185 $175/200 CISM: Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support September 23-24 $160/185 $175/200 Families & CISM: Developing a Comprehensive Program September 23-24 $160/185 $175/200 Line of Duty Death: Preparing the Best for the Worst September 23-24 $160/185 $175/200 Annual Conference Only September 25-26 $160/185 $175/200 Annual Conference AND Basic CISM September 23-26 $235/285 $250/300 Annual Conference AND Advanced CISM September 23-26 $235/285 $250/300 Annual Conference AND Peer Support September 23-26 $235/285 $250/300 Annual Conference AND Families & CISM September 23-26 $235/285 $250/300 Annual Conference AND Line of Duty Death September 23-26 $235/285 $250/300 PAYMENT INFORMATION u CHECK ENCLOSED, payable to WA CISM Network u P.O. # ______________________ Attach a copy to this form u VISA u MASTERCARD NAME AS IT APPEARS ON CREDIT CARD: _____________________________________________________________ CREDIT CARD NUMBER: ________________________________________________ Exp. Date: __________________ SIGNATURE: _____________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Lunch for registered attendees is provided by the WA CISM Network. Lunch is buffet style – no special meals are available. We do need to provide the hotel with a lunch count that is as accurate as possible. Please indicate below the days you are planning to eat lunch with us. If someone is joining you for lunch, you may purchase a ticket that morning. Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Self / # of guests ____ / ____ ____ / ____ ____ / ____ ____ / ____ 4. The conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center, 607 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, Washington 98901. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a special discounted rate of $78 ($10 each additional person) plus tax for conference attendees. Please call the hotel directly to reserve a room at (509) 248-5900 or 1-800 Red Lion. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging arrangements. 5. Please send registration and check/purchase order (payable to Washington CISM Network) to WA CISM Network, 2103 Harrison Avenue NW #2425, Olympia, WA 98502-2607 or fax to (360) 664-0356. 6. Thank you for your interest in the WA CISM Network. If you have questions or concerns, please email Sue Knopes at or call (360) 586-8492.