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 Included
- 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
Marwa Fadol, MA, RPsych
Marwa is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta and holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. In addition to training with CTRI, she is a Mental Health Therapist with Alberta Health Services, providing triage and assessment to people struggling with addiction and mental health concerns. She also has a private practice where she works with families around various issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and family relationships. Additionally, Marwa consults with community and faith-based organizations on topics related to mental health. As a clinician she believes that people are the experts in their own lives and have within them the strength and capacity to enact change. Marwa approaches her work through an attachment and developmental lens and sees that her role as a therapist is to help empower people to write their own life stories, explore their own values and beliefs about how the world works, and develop authentic, fulfilling relationships. She is also a contributing author of CTRI’s book, Counselling in Relationships, and is the author or editor of several of CTRI’s training materials, including those on the topics of attachment and counselling in relationships. As a trainer she brings warmth and humour and draws on her varied experiences to make for an engaging, relevant training experience.
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.