Emergency Medical Services

All classes will be held at US Digital Outreach Center located at:

1400 NE 136th Avenue Suite 201

Vancouver Washington 98684

This bundle has been specifically designed for Emergency Medical Services staff and employees.

Date

Course name and description

Cost

Below are the dates, course name and cost

January 7-8

Assisting Individuals in Crisis – CISM

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid.” This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of and a specific protocol for individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase his knowledge of individual, one-on-one crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, or Traumatic Stress. Completion of “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” is a 13-hour, 2-day course. Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

February 5

Domestic Violence

Although there are many degrees of domestic violence, it is a problem that most commonly escalates and is often overlooked in the church and society at large.  This course is intended to help the chaplain identify domestic violence and understand the way in which it impacts involved individuals.  Additionally, this course will help the chaplain understand the safest practices when engaging in a domestic violence situation.  This is a 2-hour course. A background check is required for this course.

1 Day Course: 8 am – 10 am

February 5

Sexual Assault

Due to the percentages of those who experience sexual assault, every trauma interventionist needs to have at least a basic understanding of this subject. This course will help interventionists understand the complexities of assisting those who have been injured by sexual assault, meet immediate intervention and advocacy needs, learn how to work with other emergency personnel and advocates, and where to refer. This is a 2-hour course. A background check is required in order to take this course.

1 Day Course: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

March 19

Performing and Intake

An intake is the process of gathering information from someone who has requested assistance. Intakes are utilized to gather pertinent information, find key concepts of the matters to be discussed, and to make determinations as to what type of assistance will be needed and if you are the right person to be assisting. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

March 19

Suicide Prevention

This course identifies 12 variables often associated with suicide and a simplified three step model to help you as the chaplain to make a quick assessment as to the likelihood of the individual you are working with, in moving forward with a suicide attempt. In addition, some strategies for communicating with a suicidal individual will be discussed. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

April 9

Emergency Service Worker Profile

Certain professions or organizations have an exclusive membership that, if unknown to the outside service provider, can make it almost impossible to gain entry for the purpose of offering effective assistance. In this course we will examine the emergency workers that a chaplain most often encounters and provide some basic information that will help him/her to serve these brave men and women when they have experienced a critical incident. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

April 9

Incident Scene Protocols

When co-laboring with individuals who work in these fields, it is critical to know what their standard operating procedures are in order to avoid jeopardizing your safety, or that of another, and to make sure your presence is desired and assistive. For a chaplain who tries to enter into this work on his/her own terms, he/she will find that it will be a short term of service before he/she is unwelcomed and uninvited. This course will lay the foundation to help chaplains understand the challenges faced and the attitude it takes to be successful in this field of chaplaincy. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

April 22-23

Advanced Group Crisis – CISM

This course builds off the Group Crisis Intervention course and therefore, the aforementioned course is a prerequisite. There are five specific areas that will be addressed in great detail; Line of Duty Death, Suicide of a college, Managing multiple events simultaneously, Mass casualty and large scale critical incidents and Significantly delayed interventions.

Additionally, this course will work on assessment, strategic planning and operations center management. Completion of “Advanced Group Crisis Intervention” is a 14-hour, 2-day course. Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

May 20-21

Grief Following Trauma – CISM

It is inevitable in the course of life we will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and maybe professionally.  Most 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 grief and loss following a traumatic event.  Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” is a 14-hour, 2-day course.  Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

June 24-25

Group Crisis Intervention – CISM

Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic, and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined; and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusing, and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, or Traumatic Stress. Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” is a 14-hour, 2-day course. Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

September 12

Caring for Grieving Children

Due to differing stages of development, it is important to understand that children do not deal with grief in the same way that a teenager or an adult would. This course is designed to provide the chaplain with tools to help grieving children and also to learn when he/she might need to refer them for additional care. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

October 15

How to Deliver Death Notifications

When someone receives what is probably some of the most difficult news in his life, the way in which it is delivered can impact him for many years to come. This course will teach a systematic approach that will reduce the potential for psychological and or physical injury to both the bearer and recipient of this difficult news. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

October 15

Compassion Fatigue

The first rule a life guard is taught is to not become a victim when attempting to rescue someone who is drowning. This concept is also true for all who work or volunteer in fields that assist others in crisis. Too many individuals and/or families are damaged or destroyed when this subject is overlooked. We will discuss the common areas where this becomes critical and help chaplains develop guidelines and practices that, if utilized, will help avoid these pitfalls. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

October 28-29

Grief Following Trauma – CISM

It is inevitable in the course of life we will encounter traumatic death and loss issues both personally and maybe professionally.  Most 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 grief and loss following a traumatic event.  Completion of “Group Crisis Intervention” is a 14-hour, 2-day course.  Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

November 12

Understanding Depression

Depression is a word that is used to describe various levels of the feeling of sadness; however, the chaplain needs to know this word at a clinical level in order to identify what intervention strategies might be the most effective when assisting someone who has or is experiencing a critical incident. He/she will learn what depression and clinical depression are and how that might impact the way in which he/she assists someone experiencing either of these conditions. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 8:00 am – 10:00 am

November 12

Suicidology

This course has been designed to examine the research, statistics and principles regarding suicide. There are many myths and rumors, even from those who profess to be well educated in the field of suicidology, which have resulted in inadequate assistance being provided to a suicidal person, or in aiding their family members come to terms with the loss of a loved one. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

November 12

PTSD Basics

Post-traumatic stress is something that many experience following a critical incident; however, there are some whose coping mechanisms are so overwhelmed that this post-traumatic stress leads to an injury or an inability (formerly termed a disorder). This course will not deal with treatment, but will focus on what PTSD is, its causes, and the role of the trauma interventionist in working with individuals with PTSD. This is a 2-hour course.

1 Day Course: 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

December 2-3

Assisting Individuals in Crisis – CISM

Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. As physical first aid is to surgery, crisis intervention is to psychotherapy. Thus, crisis intervention is sometimes called “emotional first aid.” This program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of and a specific protocol for individual crisis intervention. This course is designed for anyone who desires to increase his knowledge of individual, one-on-one crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, or Traumatic Stress. Completion of “Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support” is a 13-hour, 2-day course. Once completed, a certificate from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation will be issued.

2 Day Course: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm