The class has given me more tools to not only help the employees and community, but my family as well.

Matthew Winfrey - Union County Sheriff's Office

An amazing class. Informative and empowering. Giving me the tools necessary to assist others in healing through a traumatic event.

Sally Rorie - Janesville Fire Dept.

It means a lot to us that you provided us tools to help each other and to hopefully open doors for our family to find true hope.

Steven Owens - Pineville Police Dept.

Thanks to you, we are now trained to be able to help our community.

Tracey Master - Torrance County DWI Program

I appreciate this class. The subject matter is so valuable and is relevant both professionally and in every day life.

Vicky Duniven - Chaplain

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How Crisis Intervention Training Helps First Responders

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Every day, first responders—police officers, firefighters, and paramedics—are called on to handle situations involving mental health crises. As a result, communities and industry groups have begun implementing training efforts to help emergency personnel better recognize mental health symptoms, relate to people experiencing a crisis, and access appropriate care or services for those in need.

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The Road to Resiliency: A Case Study

Dr. Tina S. Brookes and Jama Brookes

The emphasis of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) has to be on the management of stress, not on the stress itself.  It is easy to fall into the trap of sharing ‘war stories’ when speaking to those in crisis in an attempt to underscore many of the unique ways stress presents itself following a critical incident or trauma.

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PTSD Can Attack Years Later

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Can you develop Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) months or even years after a traumatic event like 9/11?  Without having shown any previous symptoms?  Studies of World War II veterans and victims of motor vehicle accidents say Yes.

This phenomenon is called "delayed onset PTSD," according to the therapist's diagnostic bible known as the DSM-IV-TR. It states that symptoms first appear at least six months after the traumatic event. That could mean months or even years later. 

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About CRT

The K-LOVE Crisis Response Training (CRT) is about impacting community through Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training and helping to create a network of first responders within the community that will be useful in a time of need or disaster. 

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