CIPW

Critical Incidents in Places of Worship

One-Day Course: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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One-Day Course: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Critical Incidents in Places of Worship

The faith based communities have long been responders to disaster and emergencies, providing needed care to those impacted. Recent events both in the US and internationally highlight the need for crisis services for those very faith based communities when events impact their staff and volunteers. This workshop will address providing crisis services for places of worship, with an emphasis on caring for the staff, spiritual leadership, and worshipers as potential groups needing services.

What You'll Learn
  • Identify 5 factors that enhance crisis response for places of worship
  • List 5 common psychological reactions to critical incidents occurring in places of worship
  • State 10 key recommendations for providing support in faith-based venues
  • Identify 3 training topics to prepare crisis teams to provide support in faith-based venues
  • Identify 3 ways CISM interventions may be used with specific target groups in places on worship
  • List 3 pre-crisis interventions that may enhance crisis support services in faith-based venues
  • Discuss 5 domains of assessment of crisis needs in places of worship following a critical incident
  • State 5 key consultation issues for working with places of worship before, during, and after a crisis event
  • Identify the prevalence of violence in places of worship
  • List 5 lessons learned from case studies of recent episodes of violence in places of worship
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