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2019 CISM - Critical Incident Stress Management Training

2019 CISM - Critical Incident Stress Management Training

We're offering TWO DIFFERENT CISM Courses in two locations. Registration information at the bottom of this page. 

Location 1: April 24-25, 2019    Cross Church, 2801 W. McMillan Drive, Fayetteville, AR 
ONE course offered at this location: 
   *Wednesday - 9:30am - 6pm (lunch provided) Thursday - 8am to 2:30pm (lunch provided)

1. Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster Operations - Instructor: Greg Young

The purpose of this course is to enhance the skills of clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and trained crisis responders to provide effective emotional and spiritual care to meet the disaster related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations by integrating CISM principles, interventions, and practical care. Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Articulate the role of the ES (Emotional and Spiritual) caregiver from one’s own faith tradition and the elements of ESC (Emotional and Spiritual Care) provided in a pluralistic disaster environment,
  • Clearly define the role and function of the ES caregiver within the Incident Command System and disaster relief operation,
  • Identify the physical, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual impact of disasters,
  • Provide emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, first responders, and relief workers through a multifaceted range of ESC interventions,
  • Assess one’s own suitability to provide ESC within the trauma and disaster context, and
  • Identify a personal self-care plan for maintaining one’s own emotional, physical, and spiritual health during deployment.

This is a 13 contact hour, two-day course.

Attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate of attendance.


Location 2: April 26/27, 2019 Baptist Building, 10 Remington Drive, Little Rock, AR 
TWO courses offered at this location:
   *Friday - 9:30am - 6pm (lunch provided) Saturday - 8am to 2:30pm (lunch provided)

1. Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disaster Operations - Instructor: Greg Young

The purpose of this course is to enhance the skills of clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals, and trained crisis responders to provide effective emotional and spiritual care to meet the disaster related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations by integrating CISM principles, interventions, and practical care. Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Articulate the role of the ES (Emotional and Spiritual) caregiver from one’s own faith tradition and the elements of ESC (Emotional and Spiritual Care) provided in a pluralistic disaster environment,
  • Clearly define the role and function of the ES caregiver within the Incident Command System and disaster relief operation,
  • Identify the physical, psychological, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual impact of disasters,
  • Provide emotional and spiritual care to disaster survivors, first responders, and relief workers through a multifaceted range of ESC interventions,
  • Assess one’s own suitability to provide ESC within the trauma and disaster context, and
  • Identify a personal self-care plan for maintaining one’s own emotional, physical, and spiritual health during deployment.

This is a 13 contact hour, two-day course.

Attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate of attendance.


2. Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support - Instructor: Sterling Claypoole

This is the best “first” CISM course to take, but you can take the other course above without having this one as a pre-requisite.  Crisis intervention is NOT psychotherapy, but rather a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Most crisis intervention is done individually, one-to-one.  This course is designed to teach participants the fundamentals and protocols for individual intervention.

This is a 13 contact hour, two-day class.

Attendees must be present for the entire course to receive a certificate of attendance.


Registration:  
You may take ONE course at Fayetteville and/or ONE course at Little Rock
Cost includes lunch both days and all materials

 $50 each course for members of ABSC churches
 $95 each course for all others

Two ways to register

Driving Directions to Cross Church, Fayetteville (Google Maps) 

Driving Directions to the Baptist Building (PDF file)