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Group Crisis Intervention

Target Audience: This accredited continuing education activity is designed for nurses, first responders (ie. EMS, Fire, law enforcement, dispatch, corrections, EMA) psychologists, and other health care professionals involved in emergent management.

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.

Course Description: Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. 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, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.


Program Highlights:

  • Relevant research findings

  • Relevant recommendations for practice

  • Incident assessment

  • Strategic intervention planning

  • “Resistance, resilience, recovery” continuum

  • Large group crisis interventions

  • Small group crisis interventions

  • Adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention

  • Reducing risks

  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)



Shari L. Forward with Forward Blueline Ventures provides First Responder Training with an unbiased focus on scientific realities helping first responders in todays emotionally charged atmosphere. Teaching proven methods and models ensure maximum response options and minimal emotional or physical escalation, while supporting mental health and well-being of the first responder.

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