Wednesday, July 23, 2008
City of Bryan, BISD Hold Joint Stress Management Training
Starting July 24th, the City of Bryan along with Bryan ISD will hold a Basic Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training program. The program is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum.
The two-day course prepares participants to understand a variety of crisis intervention services including pre and post incident crisis education, small group defusings, Crisis Management Briefings, and the group intervention known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD). The CISM course specifically prepares participants to provide several of these interventions, specifically, defusings, Crisis Management Briefings and the CISD. The need for follow up services and referrals when necessary is also described.
The program is a collaborative endeavor with Bryan ISD to develop a coordinated and effective response when a crisis occurs. Crisis intervention within the school, community and emergency services will also be discussed. In addition the relationship between schools and emergency services will be discussed and how the two groups can work together in times of crisis to help facilitate easier interoperability between the two groups.
Some of the topics covered include recognition of acute, delayed, and cumulative stress reactions, critical incident stress, compare and contrast critical incidents between the school and emergency services and how CISM interventions can be used to address such incidents.
Professionals from the fields of emergency services, school, security, safety, corrections, hospital, military, EAP, industry, human resources, clergy, social work, disaster workers and mental health are typical participants.
The City of Bryan hopes that this program will lead to more joint training and other opportunities with Bryan ISD.
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