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Crisis Response Planning

Feb 15, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM)

Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)

Vancouver, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre

Trainer: Marnie Stickley, MSW, RSW

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About the trainer

Marnie Stickley, MSW, RSW

Marnie is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree focused on collaboration between non-profit agencies and police. She has 22 years of direct client service in a collaborative practice with the Vancouver Police Department, providing client centered interventions in high lethality cases of family violence. Marnie’s clinical work is focused on individual empowerment and resiliency in the context of systemic intervention. She believes that through connection with others and access to knowledge we can all find a place of belonging both inside ourselves and in our communities. Marnie provides training to a wide range of audiences in the areas of trauma-informed crisis management, mental health, violence-prevention and family violence. She brings humor and energy to difficult topics and makes workshop material relevant and practical for a diverse range of audiences.

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To effectively respond to critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, 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 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 that 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 This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • Definitions and Overview
  • Spectrum of Critical Incidents
  • Trauma – An Overview
  • Crisis Response Team and Plan Development
  • Crisis Response Checklist
  • Organizing in Times of High Stress
  • Media Relations
  • High Risk Individuals
  • Individual Debriefing
  • Critical Incident Group Debriefing
  • Memorials
  • Evaluation and Debriefing
  • Follow-up Assessments
  • Trigger Events and Anniversaries
  • How Suicide is Different

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for school personnel, social service and health care professionals, managers, human resource professionals and anyone seeking a better understanding of ways to respond to tragic events.

Method of Delivery

Lecture, case study review, video and small group discussion

Learning Objectives

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 type of responses are most appropriate for the situation.
  • Apply principals learned to their own environment.

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February 15, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Vancouver, British Columbia – Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
711 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3Y2 Canada
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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the workshop are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel workshops due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop fees only. Please make travel arrangements with this in mind.

Limited Seating

Register Early! To better facilitate group interaction, seating is limited.

Children and unregistered guests are not permitted in the meeting rooms.

You Will Receive

A spiral bound training manual and workshop certificate as well as morning and afternoon refreshments. Participants are on their own for lunch from noon to 1:00 PM, unless otherwise stated above. For livestream participants, you will receive a pdf copy of the manual.

Group Registration Instructions

To register a group for a workshop, register for selected workshop, then once in shoppping cart, add quanitity of participants and provide names of all participants.

Concerns and Grievances

If concerns arise throughout your interaction with the CTRI office or our workshop please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected].

Special Accommodations
for Disabilities

Please contact the CTRI office directly at 204-452-9199 or [email protected] to discuss any special needs or accommodations you may require to have a positive learning experience.

Continuing Education Credit

While many associations and licensing bodies accept CTRI workshops for continuing education credits, questions about approval should be directed to the specific association or licensing body for which you are requesting the credits. Credit hours: A two day workshops earns 12 continuing education hours and a one day workshop earns 6 hours. A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of the workshop.

The following associations have formally approved our workshops:

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Alberta College of Social Workers
*Category A Competency Credit

Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada (VRA Canada)

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada

Canadian Assessment, Vocational Evaluation & Work Adjustment Society (CAVEWAS)

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