Critical Incidents are events that occur outside the usual range of experiences. They are so powerful and sudden that they can overwhelm a person's ability to cope. Critical incident management has emerged as an effective method for the provision of psychological support in the wake of a critical incident or traumatic event. The history of crisis management commonly involves singular, time-limited interventions. As crisis intervention evolves, more sophisticated multi-component crisis intervention systems that go beyond a single quick fix solution have also emerged. In this course, participants will gain an understanding of critical incident management including common intervention modalities.
In this course you will learn: Types of crisis (Development, Situational and Complex); Crisis incident stress; Influential factors to individual reactions to Critical incident stress; Common reactions to crisis; Crisis Assessment (Triage assessment, Biopsychosocial and cultural assessment); Crisis Intervention (Faberow & Gordon model; Critical Incident stress debriefing; Robert's seven stage crisis model; Facilitating family and community adaptation).