Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

01/24/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 13:11

ANTHC and State of Alaska partner to offer critical incident stress management trainings

January 24, 2020

A critical incident is any situation that causes an individual or group to experience strong emotional reactions. Critical incident stress management (CISM) teams aim to assist people affected by potentially traumatic events by providing emotional first aid to compassionately support individuals and groups.

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and State of Alaska partnered to provide four trainings to individuals interested in CISM. The courses are free and open to the public. The first two classes are introductory and prerequisites for the second two trainings.

Registration is open until Jan. 31 for all four trainings:

Group Crisis Intervention

Dates: Feb. 18-19
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: ANTHC Consortium Office Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (4000 Ambassador Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508)
Details and registration: bit.ly/CISM-Group-Crisis-Intervention-Training

Grief Following Trauma

Dates: Feb. 20-21
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: ANTHC Consortium Office Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (4000 Ambassador Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508)

Details and registration: bit.ly/CISM-Grief-Follows-Trauma-Training

Advanced Assisting Individuals in Crisis

Dates: March 3-4
Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Anchorage City Church, 1301 W. 100th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99515
Details and registration: http://bit.ly/2QUYtgu

Advanced Group Crisis Intervention

Dates: March 5-6

Time: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Anchorage City Church, 1301 W. 100th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99515

Details and registration: http://bit.ly/2FS3G2n

A critical incident evokes an array of reactions and deep emotions, including grief, and potentially interfere with an individual or group's ability to function. People report feeling emotionally, physically, behaviorally, mentally and spiritually impacted by critical incidents.

The content of the crisis response trainings may include graphic or disturbing subject matter and maybe emotionally distressing to some participants. Participants are encouraged to leave the training at any point should they find the material excessively distressing. This curriculum is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, professional medical/psychological advice, diagnosis, and treatment.

The ANTHC Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team provides emotional first aid to people impacted by potentially traumatic events. For more information, email [email protected].

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