Critical Incident Stress Management Training

The Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training is sponsored throughout the year by the U.S. SAR Task Force at various locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.  

Please note that both   of the courses below must  be taken prior to being able to join and actively conduct CISM.

Should you have a group that is interested in this training, we can arrange to train your group privately.  For further information on this intensive and much needed training, please contact our headquarters at:  215-922-7225 or forward an e-mail to us at:  ussartf@ussartf.org

 

Basic CISM Course Agenda

 

This 14 hour training program is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum.  It 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, small group defusings and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD).  This program specifically prepares participants to provide several of these groups crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the CISD.  The need for appropriate follow up services and referrals when necessary is also  discussed.  Considerable evidence gathered to date strongly supports the multi-component crisis intervention strategy which is discussed in this program.  The program consists of the following agenda:

This program meets the guidelines and criteria of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.  It has also been accepted for meeting the training requirements of many organizations on a state and national level.

Student manual and certificate are included.

 

CISM Course Agenda

Individual Crises Intervention and Peer Support

 

This 13 hour training program is designed to present specialized acute emergency mental health intervention.  As physical first-aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy.  Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes referred to as "emotional first-aid".  Most crisis intervention is done individually (one-on-one).  This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of, and a specific protocol for, individual crisis intervention and increase emergency mental health skills.  

The program consists of the following agenda:

This program meets the guidelines and criteria of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation.  It has also been accepted for meeting the training requirements of many organizations on a state and national level.

Student manual and certificate are included.