Afternoon Workshops are included with Main Congress registration (February 22-24), and are offered on Friday (2/22) and Saturday (2/23) only. There are no Afternoon Workshops on Sunday. Three-day Main Congress registrants can attend a maximum of 4 Afternoon Workshops.
Please choose 1 workshop per section (A, B, C, D) for a total of 2 per afternoon you will be attending during the Main Congress. Make your selections during the on-line registration process in the Main Congress section, or circle your selections (using the letter/number combinations designated below, for example A1, B5) on the Registration Form.
All recorded Afternoon Workshops (subject to presenter agreement) will be available on the Standard & Premium Upgrades of the Electronic Proceedings. All available Afternoon Workshop handouts will be included in the Basic Electronic Proceedings included with registration. Printed copies of handouts for the Afternoon Workshops selected with your registration (maximum of four) will be distributed to you during those Workshops.
Friday, February 22, 2013
“A” Workshops: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Choose one “A” Workshop if your registration plans include Friday.
A1 Disaster Behavior: Myth or Reality and Why It Matters
Mary Schoenfeldt, CFT, CCFE
How do people really behave in disasters? We know what we think; we know what we hear, what is the truth? Knowing what typical responses await us will let us better serve those in the field or group meetings.
A2 Scenes of Compassion, A Guide for Dealing with Emergency Scene Emotional Crisis
Timothy W. Dietz, MA
Scenes of Compassion has gained international attention as the guide for helping survivors deal with death or serious injury of a loved one. Using proven techniques participants will come away with an understanding of emotional crisis and learn simple tools for crisis mitigation and recovery.
A3 Lessons Learned from Tragedy: The Loss of a Chief and Healing of an Agency
James P. McMichael
Walk participants through a team’s response to the sudden and tragic loss of its Chief Deputy. Presenters show how the team managed the many agencies that responded to their calls for help, while assisting their agency to heal and planning a fitting memorial service to their biggest supporter.
A4 The Traumatic Deaths of 9 Charleston Firefighters
Rob Dewey, MDiv
The Charleston, SC Fire Department responded to a store on June 18, 2007 in which 9 firefighters traumatically died. The presenter responded to Command Post to offer on-scene support/assist with support to the families, the Department and the Community. This presentation will be lessons learned.
A5 Development and Launch of a CISM Team in an Acute Care Setting: Year 1
Christine Frost, RN, MSN/MBA, Rita Rohme, RN, BSN
Development and Launch of a CISM team in an Acute Care Setting: Compassion, Outreach, Peers and Encouragement at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD: Year 1.
A6 Parish Perspectives: Learning from Terrebonne Parish Post-Disasters
Charles Figley, PhD, MS, BS, James Morris, LMSW
A team of Tulane University disaster mental health researchers will demonstrate the merits of action research post disaster and provide a case study (coastal Terrebonne Parish) to illustrate the benefits of listening to and giving voice to the people who survived multiple disasters.
A7 Asset-Based Thinking: ABT(s) for Building Resilience
Denise J. Thompson, LISW
Learn to incorporate Asset-Based Thinking into crisis intervention and resiliency building. Numerous studies show negative perception of one’s self and perception of life events, presents a roadblock to recovery following crises and trauma. Simple shifts in thinking can have seismic results.
A8 Lessons Learned for School Based Trauma Recovery from Red Lion, Pennsylvania
Kimberly A. Preske
Join an adult survivor of a school shooting, now trained in CISM, to gain insight into providing survivors with practical skills to promote realistic expectations in a school setting. Explore and discuss the reactions, interventions and ongoing recovery ten years after an in school murder and suicide.
A9 Organization Impact of Management Consultation in Crisis Intervention
Judith Wilcox, Ed.D., N.C.C., L.P.C.
Management consultation is a powerful CISM intervention that is underutilized in EAP response to crises in organizations. This workshop identifies key critical incidents, consultation issues and strategies that can positively impact employee and organization recovery.
A10 Post Action Staff Support
Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAAC, FAAETS
The Post Action Staff Support is designed to accomplish the following; the first is to “critique” the performance of the individuals and the team during the response to the event; secondly to evaluate the impact of the response on the team, and thirdly to remind them to take care of themselves.
Friday, February 22, 2013
“B” Workshops: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Choose one “B” Workshop if your registration plans include Friday.
B1 Disasters without Borders
Peter Kueffer, ESM, Grad Dip Couns, MAPS, Gina M. Mammone, ACPM, DPC (pending)
State Emergency Service Peers, Chaplains, Mental Health Professionals and Managers from three Australian States have met and trained together since 2006, making it possible to respond to multiple disasters including fire, flood and cyclone in a systematic, sustained and effective manner.
B2 Ethical Behaviors in Disaster Management
Capt. Jim Nelms
How leaders conduct themselves in complex environments can negatively define the legacy of a well-intended individual. Emotionally driven behavior fails to lead and the exposed disaster manager must function in a transparent world. A 3-tiered method on behavior management is offered.
B3 Waking the WarriorTM: Managing Sleep Deprivation in First Responders
Douglas P. Cyr, MA, MFT
This workshop has been cancelled. Please select from among the other nine workshops offered during this time period.
B4 ‘Why Me, God?’ – Exploring Spiritual Assessments during Faith & Doubt
Naomi Paget, DMin, BCC, FAAETS, Kevin Ellers, DMin
Spirituality and faith influence healthy outcomes for survivors and responders during disasters and crises. Explore spiritual assessments during disaster and crisis response – its importance, current models, strategic application, and the accompanying challenges and benefits.
B5 How Does Your Team Rate?
Patricia L. Tritt, RN, MA
Performance improvement and quality assessment are essential components of an effective organization. How does your CISM/crisis support/staff support rate? Join a lively discussion of assessment strategies and methods to evaluate your team, your interventions, and your results.
B6 Managing Trauma within a Multi-cultural Society – A South African Perspective
Margaret Humby, BSoc.Sc.(Psych & Crim), CCI, Megan-Lee Meredith, BA Social Work
A unique trauma support/crisis management model within the South African context. Trained volunteers from a multicultural community provide free 24/7 trauma/crisis intervention services to victims in the community. A case study will be presented highlighting cross-cultural communication skills.
B7 Developing a School-Wide Bullying Prevention & Intervention Program
Mary Marcincuk, MA, LCSW
Attend this program to review the best practices in bullying prevention and intervention. Learn how you can initiate a program at your school or assess your school’s current program. Create an action plan specific to your student population and the culture of your school.
B8 CISM in Civil Air Patrol: Learning from the Past, Navigating into the Future
Sam D. Bernard, PhD
CAP, US Air Force Auxiliary adopted CISM to service their 61,000+ members including cadets (12-18) and seniors (18+). Presentation of updates reflective of current ICISF principles aid navigating CAP CISM into the future including: mission/day-to-day tasks; job action sheets; span & control; training.
B9 Building Teams Under Pressure
Mary Schoenfeldt, CFT, CCFE
Could you work with other teams at a major event and instantly know who is in charge, how to work together, what is expected, how to be welcomed by Emergency Management? Could you develop a single coordinated effort while under extreme pressure? Learn how to be an effective piece of the puzzle.
B10 Developing Your CISM Teaching Components
Hope Morrow, PhD, MFT, CTS
Explore the use of a variety of teaching components during the CISD Teaching Phase to develop in participants an understanding that their reactions are a part of a normal centuries-old survival mechanism and to empower them to select and use appropriate self-care tools.
“C” Workshops: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Choose one “C” Workshop if your registration plans include Saturday.
C1 One Size Does Not Fit All: Crisis Intervention in the Context of Diversity
Naomi Paget, D.Min., BCC, FAAETS
Global responses for disaster and crises necessitate intentional consideration of cultural perspectives when providing interventions. Cross-cultural perspectives require unique skills to gain cultural knowledge, develop cultural sensitivity, and practice cultural competence in crisis interventions.
C2 Active Shooter Disasters in Our Community: CISM Response
Roy E. Cox, Jr., D.Ed., EMT-P, Sheila G. Roth, PhD, LCSW, EMT-B, Jenifer A. Swab, EMT-P
An overview of three active shooter tragedies and the approaches utilized by one CISM team. These tragedies will be discussed as examples that reinforce the importance of a structured disaster plan, familiarization and working relationships with local mental health and other crisis responders.
C3 Traumas of Law Enforcement Death
Provides information on the proper response of a law enforcement agency to a line-of-duty death. Information will be provided in all areas, i.e. notification of survivors, funeral protocols, and appropriate response of the law enforcement agency after the funeral.
C4 Middle-Term Spiritual Care – Support Methods after the Loveparade-Disaster 2010
Uwe Rieske, PD Dr., Christoph Lindenstromberg, MD
Presents German experiences and support methods after Tsunami Catastrophe 2004 and the Duisburg Loveparade Disaster of July 2010. Offers insights, methods and experiences accrued by long-term-support for relatives, missing persons and survivors, focused on their interests and needs.
C5 Death Education as Pre-Incident Education: Setting Realistic Expectations
Thomas Mamo, MCM, EMT-P
Presentation will assist Emergency Services Providers in setting realistic expectations regarding life and death. These expectations will help provide a better comfort level in dealing with death, reducing stress, and enabling better interaction with survivors.
C6 Vicarious Trauma Among Critical Incident Stress Management Teams
Cynthia L. Metzig, PhD, LMHC, NBCC
Workshop defines vicarious trauma, presents research findings on vicarious trauma based on data collected from members of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and discusses strategies to decrease the effects of vicarious trauma.
C7 Canine Comfort in Times of Crisis
Yvonne Eaton-Stull, LCSW, Brian Flynn, LCSW
Animal assisted crisis response can be a useful form of crisis intervention. Teams are specially trained to provide comfort and support in disasters and emotionally charged situations. Participants will learn about the benefits of AACR and how to include it with the strategies they currently utilize.
C8 Out of the Mouths of Babes: Lessons Learned from Children in Crisis
Tina S. Brookes, MSW, LCSW, EdD
Children in crisis serve as the experts through their stories and artifacts. Evaluate common myths that prevent adults from supporting children in crisis. Explore examples of practical child-friendly crisis response interventions. Discuss the harmful work cycle adults may adopt working with children.
C9 The Forgotten Critical Incident Population: Survivors of Line of Duty Injuries
Hayden A. Duggan, EdD, Thomas Greenhalgh, MSW, MACJ
Demonstrates the use of the SAFE-R model in helping first responder survivors of significant line of duty injuries. Explores the use of adjunct methods such as EMDR and TFT, demonstrating O-P-Q-R-S-T in a single contact intervention, focusing on preventing addictions and suicide.
C10 Sustaining Team Success: Choices, Challenges, Credibility & Changes
Sally M. Frese, MSN, RN, Randall Sammons, Fire/Medic, Capt. Steven C. Spiegel
Describes the development, history, accomplishments and challenges of the Greater St Louis Region CISM Team. Created in 1991, the Team has provided continuous, ongoing services for more than one hundred emergency service organizations.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
“D” Workshops: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Choose one “D” Workshop if your registration plans include Saturday.
D1 Acupuncture and CISM for First Responders: Hand in Hand
Wendy Z. Henry, LAc, ADS, Sandra Dixon, EMT-I, RTADS
Ear Acupuncture administered while recipients are seated at staging areas & pre/post CISM debriefing may have both quick & long-lasting results: regulated stress response, improved sleep, increased stamina. Learn about this simple protocol requested increasingly since 9/11 by First Responders.
D2 Chronic Stress: Help for Individuals Exposed to Child Pornography in Workplace
Anne Balboni, PsyD
Explores the nature and scope of child pornography and its stressful effects on law enforcement officers and other exposed individuals. Included will be discussions of best practices for counteracting the negative stress effects and techniques to support those in this field.
D3 Comprehensive Resilience Training: Progress, Promise, & Practical Considerations
Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, LTC (USAR, Ret.)
Explores effective resilience training—conceptualizing resilience; critical elements of resilience training; innovative programs at U. of Md. and ICISF; and practical considerations and resources for strengthening emergency responders, families, those they serve, and those that support them.
D4 Resilience in Healthcare: Performance, Meaning, and Connection
Victor Welzant, Psy.D., Lauren Gilbert
The state of the field of resilience in Healthcare, the role of resilience training for new professionals, as well as the role of supervisors, mentors, and preceptors in enhancing resilience will be reviewed.
D5 Rhythmic Interventions in Disaster, Crisis and Education
Richard Ottenstein, PhD, CEAP, CTS, Sue Pahl, M.Ed., MSW, LCSW-C
Throughout time the use of drums and rhythm has facilitated human communication worldwide. This experiential program will explore the use of drumming and rhythmic interventions in disaster shelters, schools, and in the workplace. No prior drumming experience needed.
D6 Forced Retirement: Gone but Not Forgotten
Paul J. Antonellis, MA
Will identify the needed education, awareness, and support for the individual, family, co-workers, and the organization when dealing with a forced retirement (injury, illness, family emergency, or down sizing).
D7 Restorative Justice: Helping Make Victims Whole Again
Lynn Ewing, MA
Traditional justice determines “Who did it?” plus “What punishment applies?” Restorative Justice seeks nature of the harm and what needs to be done to repair/move the victim beyond the harm. Explore use in disaster, family, and criminal applications plus integration with crisis intervention.
D8 Creating Reusable Learning Objects for Just-In-Time Training
Chadia N. Abras, PhD, Christina Harnett, PhD, MBA
Just-in-time teaching has gained popularity in training circles since its inception. The pre-session preparation is usually delivered online, it could be specific and rely on reusable learning objects (RLO) with exercises and activities designed to prepare trainees and increase knowledge retention.
D9 Dissecting CISM: Providing Information for Recovery in Group Interventions
Sue Johnston, LICSW, Kathy Abram, MA
Basic Group Training provides a “skeleton” of how to do group interventions. This workshop puts “meat on the bone.” You will learn how to expertly identify the sources of Critical Incident distress and how to provide concrete and relevant distress reduction.