Overview of Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support – Why, What, Who, How
May 6 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm MDT
William “Bill” Lotz, D.Min., CCISM
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) – Psychological First Aid – Peer Support Teams(PST) – BattleMind – These are all terms that have been around for some time. They all deal with distress resulting from involvement in critical incidents, something that happens to first responders more often than we would like. This workshop will provide an overview an understanding of Critical Incident Stress Management/Peer Support. What is it? Who is it for? When should it be used?How does it work? All first responders should be aware of CISM/PST as a resource for work fitness and what to expect when it is accessed.
- Learn what CISM/PST is and is not
- Understand who CISM/PST is designed to serve
- Gain an understanding of different types of stress and the stress response
- Learn the tools used in CISM/PST