KCIT Basic Crisis Response Training Course Description
Purpose: To train qualified individuals to work as a team to help people in crisis cope with the physical, behavioral and emotional reactions to trauma in the aftermath of a community crisis.
Target Audiences: This course is designed for:
- Victim Service providers
- First responders
- School personnel including counselors and staff responsible to school safety planning
- Mental health providers
- EAP personnel
- Business and organizational personnel responsible for work place safety planning
- Faith-based leaders
Objectives: Upon completion of this course:
- Participants will gain knowledge of how trauma affects individuals psychologically, physically and behaviorally.
- Participants will learn the basics of group crisis intervention.
- Participants will build skills by practicing group crisis interventions.
- Participants will learn information about assessing the impact of a trauma on a community and how that impacts response planning.
- Participants will gain knowledge of long-term stress reactions.
- Participants will gain knowledge of death issues, the impact of death, types of losses and death notification.
- Participants will gain knowledge in cultural and age differences and how that affects crisis response planning and delivery of interventions.
- Participants will gain knowledge on the effect of stress on caregivers and the importance of self-care.
- Participants will learn how trauma can impact an individual’s spiritual life and its relationship to trauma recovery.
- Participants will build skills by learning and practicing the management of a crisis response team deployment and expectations of team membership.
- Participants will learn about the role of resiliency in re-establishing equilibrium following a critical incident.
Course Length: 25 classroom hours over 3.5 days
Continuing Education Credits: This program has been approved for 25 hours by the Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Professional Counselors.