A COLLABORATIVE, COMMUNITY APPROACH
UPCOMING EVENT DATES: NO EVENTS SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME
A TWO TIERED APPROACH TO CRISIS RESPONSE:
1.) INDIVIDUAL CRISIS INTERVENTION: stabilize a situation to prevent a tragic event and minimize trauma experience on the child/family through the least restrictive care.
Because children and adolescents are more dependent upon external relationships to support normal development, unnecessarily restrictive treatment settings have potential to compound issues rather than resolve them.
This training will help practitioners understand the factors one must consider in determining appropriate level of care - and how non traditional collaboration with other systems and family members can make that happen.
2.) CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM): prevent additional crisis or trauma experience by stabilizing an environment following a tragic event that impacts a group of individuals.
Craig Kupferberg, assistant superintendent with Findlay City Schools, said “the Critical Incident Stress Management team made a difference after the suicide of a young Findlay boy earlier this year.” Kupferberg said “not only the boy’s classmates but adults at the school were in need of help and support.” He was so impressed with the approach he decided to train to become a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team himself.
Collaborating Partners: Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio, Inc.; Center for Innovative Practices/Case Western Reserve University; Western Ohio CISM Team/Bluffton Police Department; McComb Local Schools
Funded by a Strong Families Safe Communities Grant from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.