CISM Course

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CISM Course

Postby onsitecare » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:36 pm

If your interested in learning about Critical Incident Stress Management, and how to support other first responders after they have dealt with really challenging calls, then this course is for you.

On May 11th-12th at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
Cost to the public is $300 (before April 11, 2016) $375 after April 11, 2016.
To register please see the brochure at ... Ottawa.pdf or

Designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum, the Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of critical incident stress management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the critical incident stress debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

You will learn to provide psychological or emotional first aid for those that may have physical, emotional, cognitive, or behavioral signs and symptoms. Some of the goals of CISM include: mitigate stress, facilitate psychological normalization and set reactions, educate on stress management and coping skills, reduce the sense of chaos, psychological triage and referral if needed.

Brian is an ICISF-approved instructor, CSP CISM team member and was a Pan Am Games medical venue manager. He is also an instructor of the new R2MR Road to Mental Readiness program with the OAFC. for more information please see

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3 more courses coming up in Ontario and Saskatchewan

Postby onsitecare » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:01 am

We have 3 CISM courses coming up in the next couple of months. With another curse planned for March 2017.

September 17-18 2016. Assisting Individuals in Crisis (through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation)
Course is taking place in Markham. See brochure for details: ... m_2016.pdf

September 24-25th 2016. Group Crisis Intervention. Offered in Bayfield Ontario. Possibly up to 5 spots left. Please contact me if interested.

November 19-20th 2016. Group Crisis Intervention. Located in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.

March 29-30th 2017. Assisting Individuals in Crisis. Located at Big White ski resort, Kelowna British Columbia. Contact us for more information.

For information about these courses, or to find out how you can support your fellow co-workers, please contact me at or
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More CISM courses

Postby onsitecare » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:04 pm

We have a couple more courses coming up in Critical Incident Stress Management in Ontario.

April 7-9th 2017, Group Crisis Intervention AND Assisting Individuals in Crisis, combination course. Ayton Fire Hall, cost $575 per person. Cost includes two certificates and text books from the ICISF International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, handouts, quick reference cards, snacks/drinks/catered lunch daily. ... 7_2017.pdf

May 28-29th 2017, Strategic Response to Crisis (CISM). Certificates in Group, and Individual are prerequisites to attend this course.
The Emil Kolb Centre for Excellence, Mississauga room, 180 Derry Rd East, Mississauga, Ontario. Cost $275 includes certificate from the ICISF International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, handouts, snacks/refreshments. ... 2017_c.pdf

June 3-4th 2017, Assisting Individuals in Crisis, Hosted by the Bruce County Fire Departments, at the Walkerton Fire Hall 510 Napier Street. Cost $300 before May 3rd, $375 after May 3rd.
Cost includes certificate and text book from the ICISF International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, handouts, quick reference card, snacks/drinks/catered lunch daily.

For more information about these or our other courses, please visit, or contact Brian Bennett at 416-894-6015


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