Stress and the Responder’s Family CISM Skills for Family Crisis Intervention

Requesting This Course:

Course Description:

Family members of our public safety responder’s are a big part of the natural support system fundamental to the responder’s well-being.  When a critical event or other crisis   activates a stress response in the responder, family members may not be included in the support offered by the agency or department.  This class will take the standard ICISF interventions, modify and adjust them for family interventions.  An accepted approach that accommodates the needs of family members can provide education and reassuring services that support our responder’s family members.

Program Highlights:

  • Understand the need for family support in public safety services and the stress challenges facing responder’s family members
  • Understand the value of family communication as it pertains to family support
  • Develop an awareness of the components for a comprehensive family CISM stress management program and the differences between standard ICISF CISM components and family CISM interventions
  • Engage in practice opportunities for ICISF family crisis intervention
  • Explore CISM team challenges in the provision of CISM services to responder’s families

Certificates and Continuing Education:

General Contact Hours: 

One-Day Course; 7 Contact Hours: 0.7 General CEUs from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Dept. of Emergency Health Services Professional and Continuing Education (PACE). Based on a formula of 1 Continuing Education Unit for every 10 contact/classroom hours.

ICISF Certificate of Completion:

After the completion of this ICISF course, with verified full attendance, participants are eligible to receive an electronic ICISF Certificate of Completion including General Continuing Education Units. Participants are required to complete a course evaluation prior to receiving this Certificate of Completion.

Completion of ICISF courses and receipt of an ICISF Certificate of Completion does not attest to competence in the field, nor does it provide certification in the field of CISM. 

Profession Specific CEUs:

If you are seeking continuing education requirements for a specific profession, contacting the relevant state licensing board is the best way to ensure you have the most up-to-date and accurate information. They can provide you with specific details regarding whether a Certificate of Completion from a particular course or program will be accepted towards your continuing education requirements.

If the ICISF course you attend is offered through:

ICISF Virtual Training, Online Training, or Regional Training, it is approved for the following:

  • EAPA – Employee Assistance Professionals Association
    7 PDHs; Expiration Date – April 11, 2024
  • NAADAC – the Association for Addiction Professionals
    7 CE Credits; Expiration Date – February 28, 2025

This course has been approved by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 87914, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is responsible for all aspects of the programing.

ICISF Speakers Bureau Program: It is up to the Sponsoring Agency to apply for profession-specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they choose to do so.

ICISF Approved-Instructor led Program: While our Approved Instructors have the authority to teach specific ICISF courses, it is their responsibility to apply for profession-specific Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if they choose to do so.

** Please check with your state licensing board prior to registration to see if they will accept the Certificate of Completion as a means for continuing education.

*PLEASE NOTE: These hours are only applicable towards courses offered at Virtual Trainings, Regional Trainings, Online Courses, and the World Congress.

Learn more on our ICISF Continuing Education Information page.