Employee Assistance Program Coordinator US Coast Guard Cleveland Heights, Ohio, United States
This workshop explores issues relevant to Employee Assistance Program managers of agencies with first responders. The unique role of the U.S. Coast Guard, tasked along with other state and federal agencies with recovering human remains from the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwest. The Coast Guard's use of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), its program coordination, training, and deployment of CISM peers, will be discussed. Pre- and Post-Search and Rescue Season trainings will be discussed for both boat crew stations and the command center employees directing search and rescue missions, with attention to vicarious traumatization. The workshop will conclude with future directions for decreasing traumatic stress reactions in first responders, followed by discussion and questions and answers from participants.
*Profession Specific CEs:
This presentation is approved for 1.5 PDH from EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
1.5 CE Credits for NAADAC, This course has been approved by International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 87914, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), is responsible for all aspects of the programing.
*Review ICISF World Congress 17 CE website page for additional requirements.
1) Identify the scope and variety of human loss in the Great Lakes each calendar year, and the agencies whose first responders recover the remains
Understand the Coast Guard’s use of the Critical Incident Stress Management model in a geographical region containing 4,530 miles of shoreline
Apply the information presented to help evaluate what is necessary for the emotional care of first responders on the water in a variety of locations