The United States is spending millions of dollars to prepare for, as well as prevent, acts of terrorism. Looking historically at acts of terrorism will provide us with information regarding reactions and long-term consequences of exposure to a terrorist act. Terrorist incidents differ from other disasters. Knowledge regarding these differences is essential to advanced preparation and effective response. What are the risks for your community, organization, loved ones and self? Take an in depth look at these issues including conventional types of terrorism such as kidnapping, hijacking and bombings, as well as a detailed analysis of chemical, biological and nuclear/radiological threats, the weapons of mass destruction. This course is essential for emergency responders, CISM teams, mental health professionals, emergency managers, planners, chief executives, department heads of public and private organizations, and others who will be involved with providing humanitarian services after an attack of domestic terrorism or a weapons of mass destruction incident occurs.
· Nature of Terrorism
· Psychological profiles of terrorists
· Assessment of risks of terrorism
· Common weapons of terrorism and mass destruction
· Overview of CISM elements useful in the response to terrorism
· Demobilization for emergency services personnel
· Crisis management briefing for communities
· Essential elements in the war against terrorism
· Formulating a comprehensive crisis intervention response
· Necessary skills for interventionists
Completion of “Domestic Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction: A CISM Perspective” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a course in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.