Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Crisis Response Canines Blackwood, New Jersey, United States
In this dynamic and interactive presentation, John Hunt, a 27-year veteran of the New Jersey State Police and co-founder of Crisis Response Canines will share how Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)- a comprehensive, integrative, multicomponent crisis intervention system and Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) -the utilization of certified canine-and-handler teams assisting in crisis interventions to support the psychological and physiological needs of individuals affected by, and responding to, crises and disasters can be combined to synergistically ameliorate those impacts. The models of CISM and AACR will be reviewed and an examples of how a National AACR team has effectively responded to countless local and national incidents to provide support to first responders.
*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.
Identify causative factors and symptoms of negative job-related stressors experienced by First Responders.
Appraise the positive impact on First Responder mental health and wellbeing from applying a unique model of Critical Incident Stress Management and Animal Assisted Crisis Response.
Identify ways first responders can access these CISM/AACR resources to gain their evidence-based benefits