To effectively respond to critical incidents (suicide, violence, etc.), schools, communities, and organizations need to plan ahead of time so they are prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This training will focus on how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond to the emotional needs of those affected by a critical incident. A key component of the training is the review of a Crisis Response Checklist, an important tool when managing the complexities of a critical incident. Participants will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of how to implement their own crisis response team and plan for their specific environment.
Please note: For the purpose of this workshop, “crisis response” refers to the steps that are made after a critical incident. This is not a threat assessment or emergency preparedness workshop.
Credit Hours (CEU)
Some of the Topics Reviewed
- Types of Critical Incidents
- Common Reactions After a Critical Incident
- Crisis Response Team and Plan Development
- Gathering Information: Intake
- Crisis Response Checklist
- Considerations for Those at Higher Risk
- Individual Debriefing
- Critical Incident Group Debriefing
- Considerations Around Memorials
- Evaluation and Debriefing
- Trigger Events and Anniversaries
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Understand why crisis response planning is helpful
- Describe a framework for team and plan development
- Know how to organize an effective response after a critical incident
- Identify what types of responses are most appropriate for the situation
- Apply the principles learned to their own environment
About this Workshop
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Paul Carrick, MSW, RSW
Paul has been a therapist and facilitator for over 20 years. He is a Registered Social Worker and holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work. Paul’s focus as a therapist has been on addressing violence against women, domestic abuse, addictions, childhood sexual abuse, crisis, and trauma. In addition to training with CTRI, he is currently a therapist working with individuals navigating the Justice System, and also has a small private practice. Paul believes in the importance of co-creating meaning and direction in both clinical and group interventions. As a trainer, he delivers practical, applicable information for participants mixed with a humorous and engaging presentation style. Paul is gifted at facilitating critical conversations in a non-threatening manner where individuals and organizations feel heard and supported.
This is an intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, social workers managers, human resource professionals, and anyone seeking a better understanding of ways to respond to tragic events.