In this 3-day training course peer supporters will acquire supporting skills designed to help them assist co-workers who are experiencing a variety of life-crisis situations. This course prepares peer supporters to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services, including pre and post incident crisis education, significant other support services, on-scene support services, crisis intervention for individuals, demobilizations after large-scale traumatic incidents, small group defusings and the group intervention program known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The course prepares participants to provide several of these interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and debriefings, and the need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals (when necessary) is also described. This course is certified through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) for 27 contact hours and an ICISF booklet and certificate will be provided.
Note: This class is intended for Fire Department Personnel only.
- Developing a Peer Support Program
- Basic Peer Support Skills
- Stress Preventatives
- The Helping Triad
- Different Types of Critical Incidents
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Seven Phases of Debriefings
- Rest, Information, Transition Services (RITS)
- Crisis Management Briefings
- Psychological First Aid