Frontline Strong Together Announces Individual and Group Crisis Intervention Training

Frontline Strong Together (FST5) is hosting a training session that will include all ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention courses. This training session will present trainees with the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. This training will prepare participants to understand various crisis intervention services for individuals and groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined. Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, including demobilizations, defusing, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need to share or administer appropriate follow-up services and referrals, when necessary, will also be discussed.

Training Course Details

FST5 will host 3-day courses in March, May, July, and September of 2023. Michigan first responders in the fields of Police, Fire, EMS, 911 Dispatch, and Corrections, along with mental health professionals, are all invited to participate. The training will be held virtually via Zoom, with the session link being emailed to participants 1 week before the individual and group crisis intervention training course.

When: March 29th, 30th & 31st, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Virtual, register through Zoom

When: May 8th, 15th & 22nd (Mondays), 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Virtual, register through Zoom

When: July 10th, 17th & 24th (Mondays), 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Virtual, register through Zoom

 When: September 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Where: Virtual, register through Zoom

Participants will learn to understand the nature and definitions of a psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention. In addition to becoming familiar with common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions, trainees will learn basic crisis communication techniques to assist individuals and groups experiencing crises.

Training Highlights

  • Psychological crisis and psychological crisis intervention
  • Resistance, resiliency, recovery continuum
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Basic crisis communication techniques

  • Common psychological and behavioral crisis reactions
  • Putative and empirically derived mechanisms
  • SAFER-Revised model
  • Suicide intervention
  • Relevant research findings
  • Large-group crisis interventions
  • Small-group crisis interventions
  • Adverse outcomes associated with crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

    Additional Organization Information

    POAM encourages its members and other members of the first responder community to participate in a training session. This first responder program ensures that trained peer professionals can offer the best help for struggling first responders through FST5.

    If you require resources or are in crisis, call 1-833-34-STRONG or access their resources online. This hotline is available 24/7 for police officers, firefighters, EMS, correctional officers, and their immediate families.

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