Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is a comprehensive, integrated, strategic, and multicomponent response to a critical incident or incidents. Its purpose is to mitigate the emotional and psychological effects after a critical incident, to keep individuals, teams, groups, and organizations functioning well pre-during-and post natural or man-made disaster. The three-day class will cover the two basic courses in CISM: Helping Individuals in Crisis and Group Crisis Intervention. Attendees will participate in both didactic and experiential exercises and, depending on availability, hear from guest speakers. The instructors (Dr. Lindi Holt and Kimble Richardson) have over 50 years of training and experience between them and have responded to close to 600 critical incidents locally and across Central Indiana.
Both Kimble and Lindi have permission to teach the two courses as one combined class, but each participant will get credit and certificates for attending two separate CISM courses. The three days will be under the umbrella of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. Their mission is to provide leadership, education, training, consultation, and support services in comprehensive crisis intervention and disaster behavioral health services to the emergency response professions, other organizations, and communities worldwide.
LOCATION: 3610 Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46227