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Group Crisis Intervention Training
Friday, March 24, 2023, 8:30 AM to Saturday, March 25, 2023, 4:30 PM EDT
Category: Training

Group Crisis Intervention Training

The Western New York Law Enforcement Helpline, dedicated to serving the emergency services community, is pleased to announce the following 2-day course:

Group Crisis Intervention

Dates: Friday March 24, 2023 and Saturday March 25, 2023
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm both days
Location: Erie County Emergency Services Training & Operations Center
3359 Broadway
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

This is an International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) developed curriculum. Advantages of attending are:

Participants will learn how to provide group crisis intervention using proven methods
Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the ICISF
Participants will receive continuing education credits from the University of Maryland at Baltimore
This course is required for persons pursuing the ICISF Certificate of Advanced Training

To increase awareness of key terms and concepts relevant to the practice of crisis intervention and disaster mental health intervention.
To become familiar with relevant research findings and recommendations for practice.
To understand the nature and importance of incident assessment and strategic intervention planning.
To understand the nature of the “resistance, resilience, recovery” continuum and the role of the integrated, multi-component, Critical Incident Stress Management system (CISM).
To become familiar with large group crisis interventions:

  • Rest, Information & Transition Service (RITS; formerly called Demobilization)
  • Crisis Management Briefings

To become familiar with small group crisis interventions:

  • Defusing
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

To become familiar with risks of adverse outcome associated with crisis intervention and how to reduce those risks.

Presenter: Bonita S. Frazer, MS, CTS, FAAETS is the former Mental Health Emergency Planning Coordinator for Erie County. Through volunteer and professional venues, she has provided crisis intervention and critical incident stress management services to survivors of critical incidents & disasters, and to emergency services personnel who respond to these events. Bonita is a volunteer for the Specialized Medical Assistance Response Team and the Canine Therapy Teams of Western New York. She is the former Board Secretary for the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists, and serves as the Board President of the WNY Law Enforcement Helpline.

Please do not register if you cannot commit to attending both days in their entirety. Registration is limited to 30 persons. Only persons who are registered by 8:30am and stay until 4:30pm both days will receive credit for the course and a certificate of completion.

Lunch will be provided both days.

Questions about registration can be directed to Cheryl Kennedy at 716-864-8101 or via email at [email protected]

Questions about the curriculum can be directed to Bonita Frazer at 716-235-7565 or via email at [email protected]