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      Crisis Response Training: Registration


      Virginia Beach, VA

      Location Galilee Episcopal Church
      3928 Pacific Ave
      Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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      Class Hours:
      8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      Kevin Ellers

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      Registration opens June 16th.

      Training Classes

      Spiritual & Psychological First Aid
      Providing effective emotional and spiritual care to individuals, families, and communities following critical incidents and in times of crisis requires special training, skills and understanding of the unique role of the crisis responder. This course seeks to prepare front line helpers to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of survivors by providing a basic understanding of: the ministry of presence; connecting; basic assessment skills, appropriate intervention; and developing an ongoing care plan and referral.
      What you will learn:
      • Articulate an understanding of the ministry of presence and companioning.
      • Define the essential elements of connecting and communicating with people in crisis.
      • Demonstrate assessment skills for determining emotional and spiritual needs.
      • Demonstrate essential interventions to help stabilize people in crisis.
      • Link those served with existing community support services and develop an care plan.

      Suicide Prevention, Intervention & Postvention
      Why do people kill themselves? How do I ask someone if they are feeling suicidal? What do I do if they say they ARE suicidal? How do I deal with the strong emotions suicide generates? This course will provide answers for these and other questions many of crisis interventionists have about suicide. It will provide participants with basic information about suicide as well as help participants develop practical skills for prevention, intervention and postvention. Small group role plays will allow participants to apply the suggested techniques as they are learned.
      What you will learn:
      • Common myths about suicide
      • Risk factors for suicidal behavior
      • Frequent motivations for suicide
      • Problem solving methods
      • Effective intervention strategies
      • Elements of effective postvention
      • Elements of survivor grief
      • Community referral sources
      • “Mini-lecture” on suicide
      • Feelings and reactions of suicide survivors

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