President The Desiderata Company Los Angeles, California, United States
Using the core principles of crisis response, this program will critically evaluate team structures, responder selection, training, and best practices while considering the various methods of teams around the country. Critical thinking and discussion will be encouraged regarding follow-ups, cultures of empathy, and measures for team performance. Importantly, the program will discuss the most effective methods to justify crisis response services to decision makers in various organizations. All aspects of the field will be evaluated using philosophical techniques to consider whether service delivery stays consistent with stated values and fundamental ideas within the field. There will be a significant emphasis placed on suicide in the emergency response community and an evaluation of effective methodologies for addressing the rising suicide rate. Complex responses will be given in-depth evaluations and participants will be challenged to address their own blind spots and biases in the field. The workshop will equip participants with the ability to use engaged public philosophy techniques to advocate for robust crisis response services in their given arena and significantly improve their own organizations' service competencies.
*Profession Specific CEs:
This presentation is approved for 7 PDHs from EAPA- Employee Assistance Professionals Association.
7 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.
Upon completion, participant will be able to utilize basic psychometric measures of analysis to evaluate their own skills in the field of crisis response and be able to comprehensively evaluate recruit team members.
Upon completion, participant will be able to evaluate best team structures to serve their region, demographic population, and organization while considering the benefits and constraints of these structures.
Upon completion, participant will be able to define why cultures of empathy are so fundamentally important to crisis response teams, how to evaluate their current culture, and how to utilize simple tools to improve that culture.
Upon completion, participant will be able to identify key characteristics in the next generation of crisis response leadership and foster that leadership within the context of their organization.
Upon completion, participant will be able to practice using new recruitment tools that identify new responders that will remain dedicated to the field and committed to the long-term success of organizations and the overall field.