CISM – Critical Incident Stress Management

September 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am – September 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
First Christian Church - Heritage Hall
6900 Market Avenue North
North Canton
OH 44721
Bev James

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Who should attend:  Those interested in participating on a community wide response team only (providers, law enforcement, health care workers, etc.)  For more information on what this commitment entails, please contact Rochelle Jimenez at

About this event:  This 3‐day course combines the two core courses of ICISF’s Academy of Crisis Intervention; Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention. Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid”. Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi‐component crisis intervention curriculum, this course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing’s, and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow‐up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed

Location:  First Christian Church – Heritage Hall
6900 Market Avenue North
North Canton, OH 44721
Cost:  Free
Parking:  Free

Education Credits:  24 CEUs
General Continuing Education:  Counselors and Social Workers
C7 – Prevention Strategies:  CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, LIDCD  

Registration:  Limited space, please register by September 10, 2021