CISM Pre-Incident Education

Course Description:
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is often misunderstood as to what it is and what it is not. Misrepresentations, lack of information, and general myths abound about CISM. What is it? How long does it take? Does this equate to fitness for duty? Is this just a big group hug?

In this presentation, we will provide an overview of CISM to clarify these misunderstandings and show the potential benefits to those that receive services. We will look at the tools under this program and how and when they are used. How to access services and what to expect when they are provided will also be covered.

Program Highlights:

  • Gain and understanding of what CISM is and is not
  • History of CISM
  • CISM Myths
  • When to use CISM services
  • Tools of CISM – What to expect
  • How to access services

Course Length: 1/2 Day (3 Contact Hours)

Intended Audience:
Anyone interested in learning about CISM who may be contemplating starting a program in their area or those that have CISM services available in their area but are unsure as to what it is and how it works.