Critical Incident Stress Management training coming to Morgan County, Colo.
The New Raymer/Stoneham Fire Protection District Chaplain Team will be hosting a Critical Incident Stress Management training on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6, 2021. This is the first of the two core CISM trainings: “Assisting Individuals in Crisis.” The second class, “Group Crisis Intervention” will be scheduled for early 2022. These are ICISF certified courses with certificates that will be issued upon completion of both days of class.
CISM training is a “method of helping first responders and others who have been involved in or exposed to traumatic events that have the potential to leave them emotionally and/or physically affected.” Understanding CISM “enables peers to help peers understand symptoms and behaviors that might occur after an event and remain on the job. CISM is not therapy. Rather, it’s a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training.
Assisting Individuals in Crisis 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 their 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, and Traumatic Stress.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Ron Biegler retired after a 26-year career as a Denver firefighter. He holds a master of divinity from Denver Seminary, master of arts in Human Services Counseling, bachelor of science business-management, associate of science in Fire Science Technology, and was ordained to the Ministry of Fire Chaplaincy in 2014. Since 2017, he has been the lead chaplain for the Denver Fire Department and a longstanding member of the department’s Peer Support Team. Biegler is a certified instructor for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He is president of the Colorado Fire Chaplains Association and holds membership with the American Association of Christian Counselors, Federation of Fire Chaplains, Association of Professional Chaplains, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and the National Center for Crisis Management. You can connect with him at Ron@RonBiegler.com.
This two-day training cost $295 per registrant, and includes manual, beverages and snacks. Lunch will be on your own.
Location is the Riverview Event Center, 19201 Rd 24, Brush, Colo. Best Western Plus is offering a 20% discount for those who mention “Training at Riverview Event Center” at booking. Class check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with the class starting at 8 a.m. and lasting until 5:30 p.m. each day. The class is limited to 40 participants. A limited number of scholarships have been provided by The Resilience Resource for individuals not being sponsored by a fire department or agency.
TRR is facilitating online registration and can be found on their website under the “Courses & Workshop” > “Course Schedule & Event Calendar” buttons. Visit https://theresilienceresource.org/events/assisting-individuals-in-crisis/ to register. The deadline for registration is Oct. 28, 2021. For questions, please call Janie at (970) 556-1513 or email Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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