Knowing what sequence of crisis intervention processes to use for which individuals or groups, at what times, and under what circumstances is crucial to all effective early intervention programs. The course will present essential information for the assessment of both crisis situations and the effects of critical incidents on people involved in those situations. Learn to create an effective plan of action to assist those in crisis and complete a series of exercises designed to sharpen assessment and crisis planning skills. Strategic planning and tactical decision making are emphasized, as are rationales for choosing one set of crisis intervention processes over another.
This course builds confidence that crisis interventionists will make the right choices of interventions for the populations they are assisting under specific circumstances. This course requires previous training and experience. ICISF’s “Group Crisis Intervention” and “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” should be viewed as prerequisites.
· Strategic planning as it applies to crisis intervention
· National Incident Management System and crisis intervention
· Elements of Effective Planning
· Steps in Developing the Plan
· Planning process in assessing target populations
· Determining the type, timing and resources necessary
· Assisting large numbers of people involved in a crisis
· The most important crisis intervention tactics
· Managing a complicated or large scale crisis event
Completion of “Strategic Response to Crisis” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.