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      Crisis Response Training: Registration

      SEPT
      23-26

      Pittsburgh, PA

      Location: TBD

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

      Instructors:
      Kevin Ellers

      Contact Us:
      916-251-1776

      Registration opens Jul 30, 2014.

      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.


      Grief Following Trauma
      In the course of one's career, it is inevitable that professionals will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and professionally. Professionals often feel ill prepared to provide effective care throughout the grief process. This course will cover key grief and loss concepts relating to trauma and traumatic death. Participants will increase their knowledge of how trauma impacts the grief process and will gain skills for evaluating and supporting persons who have experienced traumatic death and loss.
      What you will learn:
      • To identify types of traumatic events and the characteristics of trauma and grief.
      • To identify normal and pathological grief responses.
      • To describe factors that may help or hinder the traumatic grief process.
      • To perform essential skills for assisting grieving people including: death notification, preparing people for body identification, and effective support services.
      • To apply a practical application of the SAFER model to Rando’s theory of the grief process.
      • To review techniques for supporting grieving people and identify resources for linking them to continued care.


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