How it Works
Once purchased, you will receive links to view the recorded workshop in 4 parts, each part is approximately 1.5 hours. You will also receive a resource manual to assist you as you view the workshop as well as handouts used during the training, if applicable. There is a post-test at the end of the workshop. Once you have completed and passed the test, you will receive your certificate. Your recordings and resources can be found in your account under ‘My Library’, in On-demand Workshops and are accessible for 60 days from the time of purchase.
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.
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… Read More
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
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
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.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.